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Sheriff: Girl shot by brother, 5, after gun left on counter

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CADIZ, KY - AP -

A 4-year-old girl has been injured after authorities say she was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother in Trigg County.

The Kentucky New Era reports that the girl was shot in the abdomen by a pistol on Sunday night in Cadiz. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says the girl was flown to an Evansville, Indiana hospital to be treated.

Following the incident, 19-year-old Brandon N. Fowle was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Authorities say Fowle left the gun on a counter where the children could get it.

Authorities have not explained what Fowle's relationship with the children is. It was not immediately clear if Fowle has hired an attorney.

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