8-Year-Old Catt County Boy Shot

An 8-year-old Cattaraugus County boy is being treated for a gunshot wound after a gun went off while he was playing with his brothers this morning.

Police say the incident happened on West Road in Leon while the parents of the boys were not home. The 8-year-old was hit by a shot from a .22 caliber gun. He is in stable condition at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

Police didn’t say how old the other boys are. All the weapons have been taken out of the home while police investigate.

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