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Mom Arrested After Son, 8, Shoots His 4-Year-Old Sister

Girl is in stable condition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 5, 2018 4:05 AM CST
Mom Arrested After Son, 8, Shoots Daughter, 4
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(Newser) – A woman whose 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister has been arrested, the AP reports. The Mansfield News-Journal reports the Ashland County Sheriff's Office has said the girl was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon at a home in Hayesville, Ohio, about 70 miles southwest of Cleveland. The girl was flown to a hospital in Cleveland, where she's listed in stable condition. Both children have been placed in the custody of the county. Authorities have not released any details about how the shooting occurred or who owned the gun. The Ashland County Prosecutor's Office is expected to review the case. (Read more shooting stories.)

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