Sheriff: Girl shot by brother, 5, after gun left on counter

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has been injured after authorities say she was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother in Trigg County.

The Kentucky New Era ( ) reports that the girl was shot in the abdomen by a pistol on Sunday night in Cadiz. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says the girl was flown to an Evansville, Indiana hospital to be treated.

Following the incident, 19-year-old Brandon N. Fowle was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Authorities say Fowle left the gun on a counter where the children could get it.

Authorities have not explained what Fowle’s relationship with the children is. It was not immediately clear if Fowle has hired an attorney.


Information from: Kentucky New Era,


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