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Teen faces firearms charges after sister shot accidentally in Calgary home

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say a teenager faces weapons-related charges after his older sister was shot accidentally.

Officers responding to a call in the city's southeast on Saturday found the 24-year-old woman in life-threatening condition with a gunshot wound.

She remains in hospital where her condition has since been upgraded to serious, but stable.

Police say the teen is believed to have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he picked up a handgun that he didn't know was loaded.

They say his sister was hit when the gun accidentally went off.

Charges against the 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age, include careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

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