November 30, 2013 1:08 am -

The 500-year-old New York man was getting his rifle ready to go hunting when it fired accidentally.

The bullet pierced the kitchen ceiling while seven people including his 4-year-old son were inside the small apartment, police sources said.

The 4-year-old was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

The man had a valid license for the weapon and no criminality is suspected.

Police are still investigating the incident.