Clearfield teen in stable condition after accidental shooting

Published: Thursday, June 27 2013 10:20 p.m. MDT

 (Courtesy of KSL) (Courtesy of KSL)

CLEARFIELD — A 13-year-old girl was in stable condition Thursday night after her older brother accidentally shot her in their home with a handgun.

The round from the .22-caliber handgun struck the girl in the shoulder, Clearfield Police Chief Greg Krusi said. The 15-year-old boy immediately rushed to tell his parents, who were home at the time and called 911.

The girl was hit from behind, police said, and the bullet exited through her arm. She was conscious and communicating with paramedics as she was taken by medical helicopter from her home at 221 N. 360 West to Primary Children's Medical Center.

Investigators will be inquiring where the gun came from, whether it was properly secured and what exactly happened before the gun went off, Krusi said. At this point, it doesn't appear any charges will be filed, he said.

— McKenzie Romero, Andrew Wittenberg

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