Off-duty police officer accidentally shoots himself, 3-year-old son

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SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — An off-duty police officer accidentally discharged his weapon, injuring himself and his 3-year-old son, according to WPIX.

The shooting happened inside the family’s home around 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to WPIX, the boy was “grazed” by a bullet.

The 3-year-old was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the bullet from his body. The father was also treated at a local hospital.

Both the off-duty officer and the child are listed in stable condition.

WPIX said it appears the child was not playing with the gun when it discharged.

The off-duty officer has not been identified.

Read more: WPIX

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