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N.J. 6-year-old shot by 4-year-old

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A 4 year old who brought a gun outside his southern New Jersey home seriously wounded a 6-year-old neighbor in the head when the weapon discharged as they played together, authorities said Tuesday.

The boy got the .22-caliber rifle from his home in Toms River and it discharged accidentally Monday night, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said.

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