ELYRIA, Ohio – Authorities say an 8-year-old girl from northeast Ohio was shot in the head after struggling over a pistol with her 10-year-old brother.
Elyria Police Lt. A.D. Eichenlaub says that Najia Boone was critically wounded when the weapon went off Sunday. Eichenlaub says the siblings were struggling over the .22-caliber pistol in an upstairs bedroom of the family's Elyria home.
A nursing supervisor at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland says Boone was in critical condition on Sunday night.
Police say the child's brother had taken the weapon from a relative's home on Saturday.