According to WABI TV 5, a friend of Waterville's Hood family has created a GoFundMe on their behalf to help raise money for them following the events that transpired over the weekend.

According to family-friend, Kristina Blaney, "They’re devastated. There’s no other word to describe it other than complete devastation. If there’s any family that deserves any kind of help it’s certainly them. They’re always there for everybody, always willing to help, they’re just good people."

The GoFundMe has a goal of $10,000 and has already reached $2,495 as of 5:45 Monday morning. If you'd like to help the Hood family you can do so by clicking here to access the GOFundMe page.

The fundraising page goes on to say,

"Cori and Dan Hood are facing every parents absolute worst fear. Their youngest baby, Evan has been shot. While he made it through surgery, there is still a very long road ahead for all of them. Evan is in Portland in the Critical Care Unit, and they will be traveling back and forth to be with him, while also trying to keep as normal of a routine as possible for their older two sons, Austin and Benjamin. This was a tragic accident and one no parent wants to face. Medical bills and expenses will pile up quickly, any help is a blessing! Halfpints Daycare and Preschool is also taking donations of food, money, etc to help the family when they come home from the hospital!"

Original story by Cooper Fox,

According to a press release from the Maine State Police, a two year old boy was shot and seriously injured in yesterday's incident. He was initially taken to Thayer Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was  later transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He is currently listed in critical condition. A police investigation has found that one of the three children living in the home retrieved the firearm from where it was secured in a closet, loaded the weapon, and a round was fired. Police continue to investigate the incident.

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