9 y.o. girl shot at Halloween party, relative thought she was a skunk

Only in America.

This just in from the Beaver County Times (seriously).

girl in skunk costume

This is a stock photo,
not the poor girl.
(Skunk via Shutterstock)

A nine year old girl in western Pennsylvania was wearing a black costume with a black hat and a white tassle, outside a Halloween party, and a male relative shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun, thinking she was a skunk.

No word on her condition or whether the relative will be charged with a crime.

Shooting a 9 year old girl because she looks like a skunk.  Seriously?

Guess they took that “cold dead hands” thing literally.  There seem to be a lot of those lately.  Sigh.


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