Toddler survives BB gun hit

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 2, 2004

Staff report

A 1-year-old boy spent New Year’s Eve in Obici Hospital after his brother accidentally shot him in the head with a BB gun.

The toddler, whose family lives on Smith Street, was treated and released from the hospital’s emergency room, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department.

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The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 when the toddler and his 10-year-old brother were playing in a spare bedroom, George said.

Police are still looking into the incident, she added.