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PINE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy shot his 17-year-old brother in the back on Christmas Day at a western Pennsylvania home.
The shooting in Pine occurred around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Northern Regional police say the younger boy was holding a .22-caliber rifle when it discharged and struck his brother. The teen was conscious and spoke to officers when they arrived at the home.
The teen was being treated at a hospital, but further details on his injuries were not released. The younger boy wasn’t injured.
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It’s not clear how the boy got hold of the gun or why the shooting occurred. No charges have been filed against the younger boy, but the shooting remains under investigation.
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