Waterville Police Detectives and State Police Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate a shooting occurring on Western Ave in Waterville on Jan. 2, 2021.
A 911 call was received at the Waterville Police Department at approximately 11:52 a.m. Waterville Police responded and were later assisted by Maine State Police Major Crimes - Central. A 2-year-old male was initially transported to Thayer Hospital in Waterville with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is listed in critical condition at this time.
Investigation revealed one of the three siblings living in the home found the gun that was secured in a closet, loaded it, and a round was fired. Police continue to investigate the incident and monitor the status of the juvenile.