Chilton County Girl Shot

Girl Shot By Brother

An eight-year-old Chilton County girl is in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Authorities said the girl's 17-year-old brother was playing with a .38 caliber pistol when it discharged hitting the child.

The girl's name along with other details about the shooting has not been released.

District Attorney Randall Houston said he might file charges and will ask a grand jury to review the case.

A similar shooting incident, also in Chilton County last month, put a 14-year-old in the hospital. Authorities are still trying to determine if that shooting was accidental.