***UPDATED at 7:15 P.M. on Tuesday, December 22nd***
Augusta, GA (WJBF) – We have learned that Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators have completed their investigation into a Tuesday afternoon shooting in which a 12-year-old girl was shot in her stomach by her 13-year-old brother.
Investigators dsay that they have concluded that the shooting was accidental and that the boy was “playing” with the loaded weapon that he had found when it discharged.
The girl was transported to the Georgia Regents Medical Center Emergency Room and treated for her injury, which was said to be non-life threatening.
A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells us that the girl is in stable condition and is being kept overnight for observation.
Juvenile Complaints have been completed and the 13-year-old boy has been charged with Reckless Conduct, Possession of a Pistol or Revolver By Persons Under 18. A 15-year-old has been charged with Possession of a Pistol or Revolver By Persons Under 18.
***UPDATED at 3:47 P.M. on Tuesday, December 22nd***
Augusta, GA (WJBF) – We have learned more details concerning a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on East Chapman Street in Augusta, Georgia.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators are currently investigating the shooting, which involved a child who was shot.
Earlier in the afternoon, deputies deputies answered a call to the 700 Block of East Chapman Street regarding an injured child. When they arrived on the scene, they larned that a 12-year-old girl had been shot in the stomach while her 13-year-old brother was “playing” with a loaded weapon.
The girl was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.
Investigators have not said, at this time, if anyone will fac charges in the shooting.
We will continue to monitor this case and provide the latest details as they become available.
It is unknown if charges will be filed at this time according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigators. Further details will be forthcoming when available.
***POSTED at 3:02 P.M. on Tuesday, December 22nd***
Augusta, GA (WJBF) – WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on East Chapman Street in Augusta.
Details are limited, but we have a crew on the scene and there are several Richmond County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and deputies on the scene.
We will continue to monitor this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.