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More details emerge in shooting of 3-year-old in Otter Tail County

DEER CREEK, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has released additional details regarding an incident in which a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot a 3-year-old girl on Sunday, Nov. 19, in Deer Creek.

The 5-year-old is a brother of the 3-year-old who was shot with a .22-caliber rifle, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The girl is reported to be in stable condition. The shooting is believed to be accidental at this time, the sheriff’s office said.

The rifle involved was hidden at the home and was owned by a parent, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff's office and Otter Tail County Human Services continue to investigate the shooting.