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.