7-Yr-Old Accidentally Shot by Older Brother in Merced County

July 9, 2009 6:15:02 PM PDT
A 15 year old Merced County boy is under arrest after deputies say he shot his seven year old brother.                  |   Watch Video Above for Extended Coverage   |

Detectives from the Merced County Sheriff's Office arrested the teenager at a home south of Atwater late Thursday afternoon.

He's now being booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of child endangerment and possession of a sawed off shotgun.

The seven year old victim was flown to a Sacramento area hospital with a gunshot wound to the back of his thigh.

Deputies are still investigating whether the shooting was intentional or an accident.

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