ORANGE, Texas — An 8-year-old girl escaped serious injury Monday evening in Orange when she was shot by her 4-year-old brother.
Orange Police officers responded to a reported shooting just before 6 p.m. in the 900 block of Cooper Drive on the east side of the city according to a news release from the Orange Police Department.
When officers arrived they found an 8-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her shoulder, the release said. Officers were told that the girl's 4-year-old brother had shot her with a handgun. Police on the scene said the boy was found hiding in his grandmother's car. They were unable to find the handgun used in the shooting.
The girl was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and was later released to a parent the release said.
CPS spokesperson Shari Pulliam confirmed to 12News CPS is investigating the circumstances of the shooting alongside law-enforcement. She told 12News, CPS has a history of involvement with the family. She said through the years, CPS has not removed any children from their family’s care. Allegations of abuse and neglect in the past have not been substantiated.
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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.