13-year-old Gillette boy shot while older brother was “handling” a gun

A 13-year-old Gillette boy was shot in the shoulder/upper chest area Saturday evening.

Gillette Police Department Lt. Brent Wasson said that the boy was transported from a Gillette hospital via helicopter to a hospital in Billings, Montana. The boy is recovering according to Wasson from non-life threatening injuries.

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The Gillette News-Record reports that the boy’s older brother, a 24-year-old man was “holding a 9mm Ruger inside of a home when it went off.”

According to Gillette Police, no charges have been filed against the 24-year-old at this point. The case remains under investigation.

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