Authorities: Boy, 12, shot in hand by dropped gun - WNEM TV 5

Authorities: Boy, 12, shot in hand by dropped gun

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CROSWELL, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities say a 12-year-old Sanilac County boy has been taken to a hospital after being shot in the hand by a shotgun that was dropped by his 14-year-old brother.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the boy was shot about 6:10 p.m. Monday in Croswell.

Police say the boys were in a bedroom of a home and the 14-year-old boy removed a shotgun from a gun safe and dropped the weapon.

The 12-year-old had what were described as serious injuries to his hand. The boys were home alone at the time.

Police are investigating.

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