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No charges in Gillette accidental shooting

November 27, 2018

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Gillette police have determined that the 24-year-old man who shot his brother in the shoulder on Nov. 17 did so accidentally and no charges will be filed.

Police Sgt. Eric Dearcorn says the 24-year-old was handling a handgun when it went off in a home. A bullet hit the 13-year-old in the shoulder and then migrated to his upper chest.

Dearcorn tells the Gillette News Record that the 13-year-old was taken to a hospital in Billings, Montana, where he is in stable condition and is expected to recover.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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