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UPDATE: Nine-year-old SV boy released from hospital after gun accident

SPRING VALLEY - A nine-year-old boy was taken to Regions Hospital Saturday after being shot in the leg.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reports the accident happened at N7583 110th St., Spring Valley around 1:30 p.m. Investigator Marty Shepler said the boy's 11-year-old brother was unloading a handgun when it accidentally went off.

The boy was initially transferred to Mayo-Menomonie Hospital, but later airlifted to Regions Hospital.

Sheriff Nancy Hove said it is department policy not to release juveniles' names when it pertains to criminal cases as this incident is still under investigation. Hove did state the nine-year-old boy was treated and released from Regions Sunday.