Sheriff: Girl, 6, shot by 13-year-old brother in Oakland Park

Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.

OAKLAND PARK — A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after authorities say she was shot by her older brother.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened Saturday at about 7 p.m. in Oakland Park.

Detectives say the siblings were home alone when the 13-year-old boy found a handgun and shot his younger sister.

The girl was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

The shooting is under investigation but appears to have been accidental.

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