HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A 10-year-old Harrisburg boy shot and injured his 6-year-old sister while playing with a gun he mistook for a toy, police said.
First responders saved the girl who was in critical but stable condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She was shot in the chest at a home in the 1100 block of Cloverly Road early Thursday.
Police said they were called to the home for a report of shots fired around 1:24 a.m. The responding officers saw a large amount of blood on the floor and followed it until they found the girl lying on the floor with her mother trying to apply pressure to the gunshot wounds.
She lost a severe amount of blood but is expected to recover, police said.
Authorities have an arrest warrant charging 24-year-old Tremayne A. James with illegal possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, endangering the welfare of children, and reckless endangerment.
The .40-caliber handgun was reported stolen in Susquehanna Township. James is accused of hiding it in the home where the 10-year-old boy was able to find it.
A convicted felon, James is not allowed to have guns.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 717-558-6900.