An 8-year-old girl was shot at a Seattle-area elementary school Wednesday afternoon and is in critical condition following what was said to be an accident. The girl, Amina Kocer-Bowman, a third grader, is said to be just two weeks from her ninth birthday. The shooting happened at Armin Jahr Elementary in Bremerton, Wash., a small town west of Seattle. The shooting was said to have occurred when a gun being carried in the backpack of a male classmate went off, sending the bullet through her abdomen. The boy, also 8, was taken to juvenile detention for investigation of unlawful possession of a gun, bringing a dangerous weapon to school, and third-degree assault.
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