9-year-old Pennsylvania girl wearing black Halloween costume with white tassel shot by relative who thought she was a skunk

The Associated Press (AP), via Inquirer.net, reports that "a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk."

The Associated Press (AP), via Inquirer.net, reports that "a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk." The report quoted the New Sewickley Township police, who revealed that "said the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel" when "a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder Saturday night, October 20."

 

The report noted that "the girl was alert and talking when she was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) away."

 

For more on this story, read the AP article posted on Inquirer.net.

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