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Police: 10-year-old boy shot girl, 7, visiting home

Updated Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 3:31 p.m.

Shooting location

North Las Vegas Police are investigating a shooting by a young boy that injured a 7-year-old girl.

The girl is in critical condition at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Police said a 10-year-old boy shot the girl in a North Las Vegas residence with a handgun. The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Blackbird Knoll near Centennial Parkway and Revere Street about 8:28 a.m. Thursday, police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said.

The girl was visiting the residence where the shooting occurred and was taken to the hospital by her mother, police said.

Other juveniles who were in the home at the time of the shooting are being questioned by police, Coon said.

"We're really stressing gun safety at this point," Coon said.

Police are talking to several children who were at the home at the time of the shooting to determine how the juveniles got the gun, Coon said.

"We are not calling them suspects," Coon said.

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