2008-10-23 / Local & State

Pa. Father Tells Newspaper Twin Shot His Brother

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (AP) - A father tells the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette that one of his 9-year-old twin sons accidentally shot the other in the head on Saturday.

Police have said they won't comment until later Monday on how Christian Lanese was killed in the family's Upper St. Clair home.

But his father, Michael, tells the newspaper that he had hidden the rifle in a closet because he was planning to sell it. He says he heard he gun fire about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Lanese says his other son, Stephen, told him he found some shells in the garage and that the gun fired accidentally as he was trying to eject one.

Nobody has been charged in the shooting.

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