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Five-year-old critical after accidental shooting

A 5-year-old Clay County girl is in critical condition after her teenage brother accidentally shot her in the head Monday, Kentucky State Police said.

Police said the 16-year-old brother was playing with the gun in their home on Statue Drive, north of Manchester, when it discharged.

The girl was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington. She remained in the intensive care unit in critical condition Tuesday evening, state police said.

Authorities have not released the names of the brother and sister because they are juveniles.

Police are continuing to investigate, but say they don't expect any charges will be filed.

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