CLEARFIELD -- Police are investigating where a 16-year-old got a .22 handgun that was used in an accidental shooting of his 12-year-old sister.
Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist said the teenager told police "he stole the gun from a car" about a year ago in the Clinton area.
Police were called to 221 N. 360 West, Clearfield at 5:14 p.m. Thursday to an accidental shooting.
They had earlier reported the girl was 13 and her brother was 15. On Friday, Stenquist said the ages are 12 and 16.
The girl was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City with a gunshot wound in the back of her shoulder. The bullet had exited the front arm area.
Police are not releasing the name of the girl or her brother.
The boy "is very cooperative," Stenquist said. "He understands the gravity of the situation and is extremely distraught over what happened. This is a tragic situation that could've been much, much worse."
Police said the boy had accidently shot the gun once, striking his younger sister. The parents were home at the time and they called 911.
Clearfield police are working with the Clinton Police Department and other surrounding agencies to locate the owner of the gun.
Police are also screening the case with the Davis County Attorney's Office to determine what charges will be filed against the 16-year-old, Stenquist said.
The boy has not been taken into custody at this time, he said.