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Boy out of hospital after being shot by brother

Published On: Nov 26 2012 08:39:28 PM CST
SPRING VALLEY, Wis. -

A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy has been released from a Minnesota hospital two days after his older brother accidentally shot him in the leg.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the Pierce County town of Spring Valley, where the boys were visiting their father. WEAU-TV in Eau Claire reported that the boy was released from the hospital on Monday.

Pierce County deputies said the older boy, age 11, found a .357 caliber handgun in a gun cabinet and decided to show his brother how to load it but accidentally fired it instead.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Menomonie, and then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

The boys' names have not been released.

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