Teen shot by brother in what appears to be accidental shooting - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Teen shot by brother in what appears to be accidental shooting

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Tuscaloosa investigators say a 16-year-old's gunshot wound appears to be from an accidental shooting involving his older brother.

A 21-year-old man brought his 16-year-old brother to the ER at DCH around 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Homicide investigators responded to the hospital and interviewed the older brother about the incident.

The brother told investigators they were at home on Hillcrest School Road when he asked his younger brother to go get his pistol from the car, Sgt. Dale Phillips said.

The older brother said he heard a single shot and then saw his younger brother on the sidewalk.

But after interviewing family members and examining the scene, investigators determined that the 21-year-old actually fired the shot the hit the 16-year-old victim.

"This incident, at this time, appears to have been an accident. No determination has been made, as to what, if any, charges will be filed," Sgt. Phillips said.

The victim was treated at DCH for his gunshot wound and transported to a Birmingham hospital for further treatment.

Sgt. Phillips says the case is still under investigation.

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