2011-05-19 / Police Reports

Gun Goes Off While Twins Play With It; One Hurt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police say 12-yearold twins were playing with guns at their central Pennsylvania house while their parents were away when one of guns went off, critically injuring one of the boys.

The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. Saturday in East Hanover Township.

State police say the twins were apparently playing with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and a 357 magnum revolver when the pistol went off and hit one of the boys. The uninjured twin called 911.

The injured boy is listed in critical condition.

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