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Va. boy charged in brother's accidental shooting

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 12:20pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Police have charged a 10-year-old Amelia County boy in connection with the accidental shooting of his 11-year-old brother.

The brother was shot in the face on Oct. 9 at the family's home in the Mannboro area. He remains hospitalized at VCU Medical Center.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/GZGqhW ) reports that police charged the younger boy with reckless handling of a firearm.

The Amelia County Sheriff's Office hasn't said who was handling the weapon when it fired.

The brothers' parents' Patrick D. and Joanna E. Callaway, face child endangerment charges stemming from the shooting.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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