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Girl Shot After Being Mistaken For A Skunk
A nine-year-old girl dressed in a Halloween costume has been accidentally shot by a relative who thought she was a skunk.
The child, who was wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel, was shot outside a house in New Sewickley Township, western Pennsylvania, where a Halloween party was taking place.
Police said the girl was "over a hillside" when a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired at her with a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder.
The girl was said to be "alert and talking" when she was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, 30 miles away, where she underwent surgery. Her condition is not known.
Authorities said no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.
what do you think?
Oh my god trigger happy or what? Hope little girl recovers ok
How do you make a mistake like that??
Must have been a police marksman!
Because she was dressed like a SKUNK?
Why the hell would you go around wielding a gun when you know there are kids at a near by party? Surely you would ask if there was anyone there before you shoot. America and their stupid bloody gun laws.
Mistaken for a skunk? Who by? Pepe le pew? "Oh mon chere! "
Well done! Typical yanks! Always shooting each other! Not only in afghan now in their back yards! Will they ever learn? Donuts! Hope the girls ok and can live to tell the story of how thick they are!
Why would anyone want to shoot a skunk anyway? The mentality of 'the most powerful country in the world' scares me.
Wait til they start killing badgers over here!
Shoot first; think after!