Boy shoots sister in the face accidentally

January 25, 2010 4:29:20 AM PST
An 8-year-old Niles girl was in stable condition Sunday night after she was accidentally shot in the face by her brother. Police say they were playing with toy guns in the basement of their home Sunday afternoon.

The 13-year-old brother retrieved a semi-automatic pistol and shot the girl.

Their parents were home at the time. Their father says he had no knowledge of any guns being in the house.

Police say the boy might have brought it home from another relative's house.

The girl was conscious Sunday night and was being interviewed by police.