A 13-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her cousin as their family members cleaned out a late relative’s Bel Air home Friday afternoon, police said.
According to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Colonial Court just after 4 p.m. Police said the home’s owner had recently died and family members were present cleaning out the home. Two cousins, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, discovered the handgun; the boy accidentally fired the gun, hitting the girl in the leg.
The girl was transported to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Additional detail on the incident was not immediately available.