Nine-Year-Old Girl Expected To Survive After Being Shot By Little Brother

A 9-year-old girl was in stable condition and expected to survive after she was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother Friday night in Oakdale, Minn.

Police said the girl was shot in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. The names of the children were not released.

According to the police, adults were in the home at the time of the shooting. Police are investigating how the boy picked up the rifle and whether it was improperly stored.

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