Boy, 12, Arrested After Shooting Teen Sister in Abdomen: NYPD

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    Police in Queens are investigating what they call the accidental shooting of a 14 year old girl. They say her 12 year old brother pulled the trigger. Now they are looking into where he found the gun, while shocked neighbors react. Sheldon Dutes reports.

    A 12-year-old boy shot his 14-year-old sister in the abdomen early Friday, and is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

    The teen was taken to a hospital after the shooting at about 2:30 a.m. in their Queens home on 164th Street.

    Her injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

    A source told NBC 4 New York that the boy initially claimed he found the gun, but later changed his story and said someone gave it to him.