Off-Duty MTA Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Son, 3, in Chest at Long Island Home: Officials

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    The child underwent surgery to remove the bullet and was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Thursday, Aug 7, 2014)

    An off-duty MTA police officer accidentally discharged his weapon at his Long Island home Tuesday, shooting his 3-year-old son in the chest, authorities said.

    The child underwent surgery to remove the bullet and was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

    The transit officer was also hit by a bullet when the gun discharged at his Smithtown home; he was listed in stable condition at the hospital.

    It wasn't clear if multiple shots were fired, or if the bullet ricocheted. 

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