8-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 4-Year-Old Sister In Head

By Eric Dutkiewicz

8-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 4-Year-Old Sister In Head

July 29, 2013 Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (www.wthr.com) - A 4-year-old Portland girl is in critical condition after being accidentally shot by her 8-year-old brother.

The Jay County Sheriff's Department says the boy was shooting a .22 caliber rifle at a target Sunday night near where his family was sitting around a campfire in the 5600 block of S. 300 W.

During the target practice, police say Madison Dyer walked into the path of the shooting area, and was hit by a bullet in the head.

Madison was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital.

Police say the shooting was unintentional, but is still under investigation by the Jay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana Department of Child Services.

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