11-year-old boy charged after 8-year-old girl accidentally shot in Roanoke County

Shooting happened on Dec. 21

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – An 8-year-old girl continues to recover after being shot late last month.

The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office has charged an 11-year-old boy with reckless handling of a firearm in connection with the Dec. 21 shooting.

The two are not related but do know each other, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities originally said the girl was 7 when she is actually 8.  

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