Crime

Twelve-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shot by Brother

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.

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.


Updated: Police have now arrested Tyrone David Harris, Jr., the girl's 21-year-old brother. However the shooting still seems to be accidental. 

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Kyle Munzenrieder