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

By Sheldon Dutes
|  Friday, Mar 14, 2014  |  Updated 10:41 PM EDT
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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.

Sheldon Dutes

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.

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