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Albion boy, 9, accidently shot in arm

Posted 13 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Albion Police Department

ALBION – A 9-year-old boy in the village of Albion was accidently shot in the arm Thursday night with a handgun by his older brother.

The 9-year-old was transported by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is in stable condition, Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

Police were dispatched to 110 Brown Street at 9:57 p.m. Police learned the 13-year-old brother had stolen the handgun from an elderly acquaintance of the family. The 13-year-old appeared to be playing with the handgun in his second floor bedroom when it discharged, striking his brother whom was lying in a nearby bed, Nenni said.

The 9-year-old victim and his brother then ran from the house to the next-door neighbor where their mother was located. The children’s father was inside the residence at the time the shooting occurred. Neither parent was aware that the 13-year-old had a handgun.

The investigation also revealed the 13-year-old stole an additional .22 caliber handgun from the elderly acquaintance and had concealed the firearm in a detached garage at 341 Caroline St.

The 13-year-old was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree (D Felony), Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree (E Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (D Felony). He was issued appearance tickets to appear at Orleans County Probation at a later date.

Village of Albion Code Enforcement also responded to the 341 Caroline St. address and revoked the Certificate of Occupancy due to several serious code violations.

The case remains under investigation. The names will not be released due to the juveniles involved.