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UPDATE: Boy accidentally shot by older brother home from hospital

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PIERCE COUNTY (WKOW) -- A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy has been released from the hospital two days after his older brother accidentally shot him in the leg.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the Pierce County town of Spring Valley, where the boys were visiting their father. The boy was released from the hospital on Monday.

Pierce County deputies say the older boy, age 11, found a .357 caliber handgun in a gun cabinet and decided to show his brother how to load it but accidentally fired it instead.

The boys' names have not been released.

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PIERCE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Authorities are investigating the shooting of a 9-year-old boy by his 11-year-old brother.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says the older sibling was unloading the handgun when it fired Saturday, at a home at N7583 110th St. in the town of Spring Lake

The boy was shot in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital before being airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

The Sheriff's Office has not released the young victim's name, and a spokesperson for Regions says they cannot release his condition without being given a name. 

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