ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl from northeast Ohio was shot in the head after struggling over a pistol with her 10-year-old brother.
Elyria Police Lt. A.D. Eichenlaub said in a news release that Najia Boone was critically wounded when the weapon went off on Sunday. Eichenlaub says the siblings were struggling over the .22-caliber pistol in an upstairs bedroom of the family's Elyria home.
Their mother, 26-year-old Taneisha Craighead, took Boone to the EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria. The child was later life flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
A nursing supervisor at MetroHealth said Boone was in critical condition on Sunday night.
Police say the child's brother had taken the weapon from a relative's home on Saturday.
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