MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut — Connecticut State Police say a 16-year-old has died after being accidentally shot in the face by a man who was pointing a gun in his direction.
Police say they got a call for a shooting around 7 p.m. Tuesday at a home in Killingly. They found a boy unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom. He was taken to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, where he was later pronounced dead.
Authorities say 22-year-old Kyle Carney of Killingly had been pointing a rifle in the boy's direction when it accidentally discharged.
Carney was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment. He's being held on a $500,000 bond and was due to appear in court Wednesday.
The victim's name hadn't been released as of Wednesday morning.