An 11-year-old girl accidentally shot her 14-year-old sister in the head with a shotgun while “playing CSI,” authorities in Logansport, Ind. Said recently.
The incident occurred Saturday morning, Sept. 24 while the two siblings were at home. The sisters were in separate rooms and pellets from the 20 gauge shotgun passed through a door jam and struck the 14-year-old sister. The 11-year-old told police she was mimicking the TV show when the gun went off.
The older sister survived and is hospitalized, but her condition was not released.
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- New York Daily News, 09/26/11.