POLICE: TEEN SHOOTS BROTHER, 12, AFTER PLAYING WITH GUN

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in Alabama say a 12-year-old boy was shot in the head by his older brother, after a gun discharged while the pair were playing with it.

Bessemer police say the boy is in critical condition.

Lt. Christian Clemons says the shooting happened Monday afternoon. Clemons says the boy and his 16-year-old brother were playing with the gun when it discharged in the teen’s hand, shooting the boy in the head. The 16-year-old was taken into custody.

No charges have been filed, police said. It’s unclear who owns the gun. The investigation is ongoing.

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