Boy, 11, Shoots Brother: Police

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013  |  Updated 3:18 PM EDT
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Boy, 11, Shoots Brother: Police

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An 11-year-old Wilmington, Del. boy accidentally shot his 7-year-old brother Monday night, according to a preliminary investigation by Wilmington Police.

The 7-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the hand around 10 p.m. along the 200 block of Delamore Place.

The boy was taken to DuPont Hospital for Children where he was listed in stable condition.

According to police the 11-year-old found a gun inside the home and unkowingly fired it, striking his brother in the hand.

Neither child was identified.

No one was charged in the case as of Tuesday morning but the investigation, including how the boy got a hold of the gun, remains open.

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Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Det. Randy Nowell at 302-576-3632. You can also send a confidential tip online or by 302-576-3990.

 


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