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Police: 11-year-old charged with shooting 8-year-old in Roanoke

(MGN Online)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said an 11-year-old boy shot an eight-year-old girl in Roanoke last month and has now been charged.

Police said the eight-year-old was shot on December 21, 2017 at a home on Bradshaw Road and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter.

At the time, police reported it as an accidental shooting.

The 11-year-old has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.

Police said the two children are not related, but they do know each other.

They said the eight-year-old is continued to recover from her injuries in the incident.

Due to their age, no further information is being released.

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