Queens boy, 12, accidentally shoots sister while playing with gun he said he found on the street: NYPD

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Police said a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his sister while playing with a gun in their Queens home Friday morning.
Credit: Rikard Larma, Metro

A 12-year-old boy playing with a gun accidentally shot his teenage sister early Friday morning in Queens, officials said.

Police said the boy’s 14-year-old sister was shot in the abdomen just before 2:30 a.m. inside their home on 164th Street in Jamaica. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital with what are said to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A 22-caliber revolver was recovered from the scene, cops said. The boy was taken into custody for questioning.

Police said the boy told investigators that he found the gun on the street.

No other injuries were reported. It’s unclear if other siblings or their parents were present at the time of the shooting.

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