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Jennings County Boy Accidentally Shot 12-Year-Old Brother

Last updated on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

(JENNINGS COUNTY) - A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother while handling a firearm in their home late Monday night.

Jennings County deputies were called to a home in Sand Creek Township near CR 1000 North on CR275 West at 11:37 pm Monday night.

Deputies learned that the 12-year-old had been shot in the head and was not responsive.

Det. Sgt. Jim Blevins reported that the family had been shooting firearms earlier in the day. The 16-year-old was handling the weapon in the home when a .22 caliber rifle discharged, striking the 12-year-old in the head.

Other family members were asleep in the home at the time of the shooting.

The 12-year-old was airlifted to the Riley Children's hospital from the scene. His condition is not known at this time.

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