CLEARFIELD — A 13-year-old girl remains in stable condition 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 Thursday, 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.
"The whole neighborhood is a bit tore up over the whole thing," said neighbor Kelly Marston. "It's upsetting."
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.
"Probably there wouldn't be charges at this time, but like I said, it's too early to tell until our investigators get done with the scene," Krusi said.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.