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Police: 6-year-old accidentally shot by 4-year-old

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A 6-year-old in New Jersey is in stable condition after police say he was shot in the head by a 4-year-old neighbor.

Toms River Police Sgt. Robert Rankin says authorities are still investigating how the younger child obtained the .22-caliber rifle from his family's home.

Authorities say the children were outside the 4-year-old's home when the shooting happened Monday night.

It's not clear if the 4-year-old pulled the trigger or if the rifle accidentally discharged.

The parents of the 4-year-old were home at the time of the incident.

The names of the boys have not been released.

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