Brooklyn Park Police: 9-year-old accidentally shot in the head by 7-year-old sibling

Police say a 9-year-old boy was seriously injured after being accidentally shot in the head by his sibling in Brooklyn Park late Monday night.

According to Brooklyn Park police, officers were called to the 7500 block of Fremont Avenue North around 10:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they started giving aid to the boy, who they said was conscious and alert. His injuries are considered serious but non-life-threatening.

Brooklyn Park police said the other child involved is the victim’s 7-year-old brother.

Police said the 7-year-old found a loaded handgun in the home and was “handling the weapon” when it went off late Monday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.