Boy, 11, accidentally shoots brother, 9, in Pierce Co.

Boy airlifted to hospital in St. Paul
Boy, 11, accidentally shoots brother, 9, in Pierce Co.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said an 11-year-old boy accidentally fired a handgun and struck his 9-year-old brother in the leg at their home in Spring Valley.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Department said the 11-year-old was unloading the gun when he accidentally fired it.

The 9-year-old was taken to a hospital in Menomonie before being airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting but has not released the victim’s name.

A Regions media representative said Sunday that the hospital cannot release his condition without being provided his name.