Investigators have learned that the victim frequently visits the home and that the two boys are very close friends. The mother of the 15-year-old was home, but was asleep in her room.
Investigators believe that while the boys were examining the handgun, the weapon accidentally went off, striking the eight-year-old victim.
No charges have been filed, but the case remains under investigation. All facts will be forwarded to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office for review when completed.
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