Collierville teen accidentally shot by her brother

(WMC-TV) – A 15-year-old girl was shot by her brother, but police say, they think it was an accident.

The shooting happened at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the quiet area of Fabert Cove in Collierville. The teenager was shot in the upper right portion of her chest with a nine millimeter handgun.

Paramedics rushed her to the hospital, where she is still recovering.

Police say her 17-year-old brother pulled the trigger. Investigators say charges are highly unlikely because it appears to have been an accident.

Collierville police declined to comment further or release the victim's name because the investigation is still in progress.

Diane Zaharko lives nearby. She says word of the shooting spread through the neighborhood quickly, but nobody knows the details.

Police say the 15-year-old girl is listed in serious condition at the hospital.

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