Investigation underway after 8-year-old girl allegedly shot by 10-year-old brother in Lincoln County

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. - Police are investigating after a child was allegedly shot in Lincoln County Friday evening.

Officials responded to the scene around 4 p.m. four miles north of Stroud.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says an eight-year-old girl was allegedly shot by her 10-year-old brother inside their home.

They say the two children were in the master bedroom when it happened. The children were getting guns out of the gun safe that is kept in an area between the master bedroom and master bathroom.

Officials say the safe was locked but the boy knew where the key was. The little girl took out an unloaded glock pistol, and the boy pulled out a .22 magnum rifle with a bullet in the chamber but no magazine. That's when the little boy fired the gun, hitting the girl.

The bullet went through her hand on one arm and also her other upper arm.

The boy told investigators he was aiming for the door.

The mother was home at the time of the incident along with a five-year-old child. She drove the children to a hospital in Cushing, where they then airlifted the girl to a Tulsa hospital where she is undergoing surgery.

Authorities say her injuries were not life-threatening but she did lose a lot of blood.

The boy was diagnosed with autism three years ago.

DHS is involved in the case and the children will be place with other family members, while the boy is at a facility where they will be able to help him if needed.

Right now, officials are calling the shooting an accident.

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