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NEW INFORMATION: 9-year old shot by brother out of the hospital

By: WEAU staff Email
By: WEAU staff Email
A 9 year-old is in the hospital tonight after being shot by his 11 year old brother.

Police authority

(WEAU) - A nine-year-old boy who was accidentally shot by his brother has been released from the hospital.

Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove says the shooting happened Saturday at their father's home in Spring Valley. The boy's 11-year-old brother found the gun in a cabinet and was unloading it when it fired and hit the 9-year-old in the leg.

Their names have not been released.

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SPRING VALLEY, Wis –(WEAU) A 9 year-old is in the hospital after being shot by his 11 year old brother.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says they responded to a home on 110th street in Spring Valley. Deputies say the 11 year old was unloading a handgun inside the house when he accidently shot his 9 year old brother in the leg. The boy was transported airlifted to Regions Hospital.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department


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