Nine-year-old girl in Halloween costume shot after relative mistakes her for a skunk
A nine-year-old girl has been shot in the shoulder after a relative mistook her Halloween costume for skunk.
The child, who was wearing a black costume and a black hat with white tassels was apparently playing “over a hillside” during at Halloween party at a house in New Sewickley Township in western Pennsylvania, USA.
New Sewickley Police Chief Ronald Leindecker said that at around 8.30pm the girl’s male relative, who cannot be named and is said not have been drinking before the incident, mistook her for a skunk and shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun.
The girl was alert and talking when she was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, although a report on her current condition is not available.
Leindecker said he was not sure if charges will be filed against the man.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing the result either way
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Alan Henning: British Muslim leaders unite to call on Isis to release UK hostage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£90 - £160 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Science Teacher (mater...
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for an ...
£22000 - £37000 per annum: Randstad Education Leeds: A West Yorkshire School i...