SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to the Jennings County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies were called to a home in Sand Creek Township at 11:37 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the unresponsive 12-year-old boy.
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep. The family had been shooting firearms earlier in the day.
The victim was airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. His current condition is not known.
The names of the family members involved in the shooting have not been released.
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