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Child accidentally shot by his brother in Birmingham

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The child's parents attempted to drive the boy to the hospital, but ended up wrecking the car.. The child's parents attempted to drive the boy to the hospital, but ended up wrecking the car..
Emergency crews load the boy into an ambulance to be rushed to Children's Hospital. Emergency crews load the boy into an ambulance to be rushed to Children's Hospital.
This is the home where police say a 16-year-old male accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother early Thursday morning. Source: Clare Huddleston This is the home where police say a 16-year-old male accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother early Thursday morning. Source: Clare Huddleston
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police say a child was accidentally shot by his brother on Thursday morning.

Sergeant Johnny Williams says the 12-year-old boy and his 16-year-old brother were playing with the gun when the 16-year-old tried to uncock the gun and accidentally fired it. The 12-year-old was struck in the neck.

Firefighters and rescue crews tell us that the child's parents attempted to drive the boy to the hospital, but suffered a flat tire during the drive. They stopped near a fire station, so they ran down the street and alerted rescue crews. Birmingham Fire and Rescue picked up the 12-year-old on Oporto Madrid Boulevard near Division Avenue around 3:00 AM.

The child was taken to Children's Hospital but Fox6 and he is listed in stable condition. The family says the child was rushed into surgery upon his arrival.

Police are investigating the shooting as an accident, but say the case will go before a district attorney.

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