Shooting that injured 11-year-old boy in Aiken Co. ruled acciden - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Shooting that injured 11-year-old boy in Aiken Co. ruled accidental

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 19-year-old brother Monday afternoon, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. 

The victim and his brother were playing with a handgun on Nautilus Street, according to the sheriff's office. The 19-year-old told investigators they took the gun from a lock box. 

The older brother had removed the magazine from the gun but didn't remove a bullet that was chambered, according to the sheriff's office. He pointed the gun and pulled the trigger, shooting his 11-year-old brother in the side of his face. Deputies said the older brother immediately called 911. 

The 11-year-old was treated at an area hospital. 

The investigation revealed that the 19-year-old brother was negligent, but there was no criminal intent. 

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