A 6-year-old boy shot his 4-year-old sister in the head this morning with a shotgun in the town of Alma, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
The girl is being treated at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not available today.
The boy found the loaded weapon, pointed it at his sister and shot her when it fired, the department stated. Staff at Black River Memorial Hospital called police about 9:30 a.m.
The children were not being watched at the time of the shooting, although their father was home at the time, according to the department.
The shooting remains under investigation, and the sheriff’s department stated criminal charges are possible after the case is sent to the district attorney’s office for review.
Police are not releasing names.