Authorities investigating the shooting of a 6-year-old Mason County boy now believe it was his 8-year-old brother who shot him.
On Tuesday Mason County Sheriff’s deputies said the 6-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face with a pistol he had retrieved from a locked safe in his Elma home.
Chief Deputy Dean Byrd said Wednesday that new forensic evidence points to the 8-year-old brother as the shooter.
The 6-year-old boy is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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