Utah teen accidentally shot sister in her shoulder, police say

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A 13-year-old girl was in the hospital Thursday night after police say her 15-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the back of the shoulder.

The shooting was reported Thursday afternoon at 221 N. 360 West in Clearfield.

When police arrived at the home, they found the girl shot, but conscious and breathing and able to communicate with officers.

It appears that the brother had a .22 caliber handgun that inadvertently fired and hit his sister, according to a news release from the Clearfield police. Both of them immediately went to their parents, who were home at the time, to call for help.

A medical helicopter arrived and flew the girl to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

No one has been arrested and the incident is still under investigation, according to the release.


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