A 12-year-old girl was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night after she was shot by her brother. The brother, in his early 20s, was carrying a gun when it accidentally discharged and sent a bullet into the girl's leg. She's recovering and in stable condition. Update: The brother has now been arrested.
The incident happened around 6 p.m. in a home near 404 NW Sixth St. in Overtown.
"I just saw her on the floor, and she had blood on her leg," Ashley Leonard, the girl's best friend, told WSVN.
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Witnesses say the older brother tried to stay clam and help his sister. Police took him in for questioning, but he has not been charged with anything yet.