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Oklahoma girl recovering after accidental shooting

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SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a Pottawatomie County girl is recovering after she was accidentally shot by her older brother.

Sheriff Mike Booth says the incident happened Wednesday night. The News-Star reports (http://is.gd/2uanfa ) that the siblings were apparently playing with a small-caliber handgun when it fired, striking the 11-year-old girl.

The sheriff says her 12-year-old brother called 911 and was applying pressure to the wound when emergency responders arrived.

Booth says the girl was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at an Oklahoma City hospital.

The sheriff says the parents were driving home from work at the time of the shooting.

Booth says the shooting appears to be accidental but the district attorney's office will review the case to see if any charges should be filed.

 

Information from: The Shawnee News-Star, http://www.news-star.com

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