State police say 16-year-old boy killed after being shot in face with rifle; man charged

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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.

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