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UPDATE: Wis. boy, 9, out of hospital after shot by brother

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SPRING VALLEY (AP) -

A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy has been released from a Minnesota hospital two days after his older brother accidentally shot him in the leg.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the Pierce County town of Spring Valley, where the boys were visiting their father. WEAU-TV in Eau Claire reports that the boy was released from the hospital on Monday (http://bit.ly/SmccYU ).

Pierce County deputies say the older boy, age 11, found a .357 caliber handgun in a gun cabinet and decided to show his brother how to load it but accidentally fired it instead.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Menomonie, and then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The boys' names have not been released.

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Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com

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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says an 11-year-old boy accidentally fired a handgun and struck his 9-year-old brother in the leg at their home in Spring Valley.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's department says the 11-year-old was unloading the gun when he accidentally fired it. The 9-year-old was taken to a hospital in Menomonie before being airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

A Regions media representative did not immediately return a call Sunday seeking information on the boy's condition.

The sheriff's department is investigating the shooting.

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