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2-year-old boy shot in the head in Waterville incident, police say

Police are investigating a shooting on Western Avenue in Waterville that took place Saturday.
Police are investigating a shooting on Western Avenue in Waterville that took place Saturday.(WABI)
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 1:53 PM EST
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WATERVILLE, Maine (WMTW) -

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit is assisting Waterville Police in investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday at a home on Western Avenue.

Police say they responded to a home at 11:52 a.m. Saturday and found a 2-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. The boy was transported to Thayer Hospital in Waterville, but as of Sunday, the boy is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Right now the circumstances of the shooting are unclear as police continue their investigation. Police say they determined that one of the three siblings living in the home found a gun secured in a closet, loaded it, and a round was fired.

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