BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Police in Bangor now say that is was a three-year-old little girl that was injured Wednesday night during a shooting incident that happened at a home in the city.
Police say they responded to the home on Bald Mountain Drive after 4 p.m. Neighbors say they heard a gunshot coming from inside the house. Responders rushed the child to Eastern Maine Medical Center for emergency care. Police said on Thursday that the little girl was still in the hospital with a life threatening gunshot wound to the neck.
Many who live near the home said in the afternoon that they were praying for her to recover.
"As a parent at second thought is to your own children," said Bill Alley who lives only a few doors down from where the incident happened, "I couldn't imagine going through what these parents are going through and the third though ya know you're infuriated because how in the world does a three year old get their hands on a gun."
Bangor police were at the home on Bald Mountain Drive for much of Wednesday night. Investigators say at this point the shooting appears to be accidental but they will continue to look into what happened.
The Penobscot County District Attorneys Office will review all evidence and then determine whether charges should be filed. That process is expected to take several days.