Girl, 9, mistaken for skunk is shot
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A 9-year-old mistaken for a skunk was shot earlier this evening in Beaver County.
County dispatch confirmed a shooting incident took place at about 8 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Brewer Road in New Sewickley.
According to the Beaver County Times, the girl was shot during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk. The girl, who was not identified, was wearing a black costume with a black hat and white tassel when the family member mistook her for a skunk and shot her in the shoulder.
The girl was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her condition was not immediately released.
First Published October 20, 2012 11:16 pm