Police: Pa. boy, 9, shot younger sister

July 13, 2009 10:01:28 AM PDT
Police say a 9-year-old boy got his grandmother's shotgun, loaded it and shot his younger sister at close range.

State police spokesman Lt. Gib Morrissey said Monday the 6-year-old girl is at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and is expected to survive wounds to her left arm and torso.

Morrissey says the boy got the Remington 20-gauge shotgun from a gun case on Sunday morning and loaded it with a trap load before he shot his sister in their grandmother's home near Carlisle.

Police can't charge the boy with a crime because he's under 10 years old.

Morrissey says police are looking into whether the grandmother was negligent with the weapon.

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