Girl, 8, shot during struggle with brother

February 2, 2009 6:05:44 AM PST
Authorities say an 8-year-old girl from northeast Ohio was shot in the head after struggling over a pistol with her 10-year-old brother. Elyria Police Lt. A.D. Eichenlaub says that Najia Boone was critically wounded when the weapon went off Sunday. Eichenlaub says the siblings were struggling over the .22-caliber pistol in an upstairs bedroom of the family's Elyria home.

A nursing supervisor at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland says Boone was in critical condition on Sunday night.

Police say the child's brother had taken the weapon from a relative's home on Saturday.

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