8-year-old handling handgun shoots 9-year-old brother in Federal Way, police say

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police are investigating after a 9-year-old boy was shot by his 8-year-old brother Thursday morning in Federal Way.

According to the Federal Way Police Department, officers responded to a multi-family housing complex on the 1200 block of South 336th Street just before 8 a.m.

The 8-year-old was handling a handgun in the apartment when it went off, striking his 9-year-old brother, according to police.

Federal Way police, along with fire and medic personnel, responded to the scene and began giving the boy medical aid.

The 9-year-old was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. A Harborview spokesperson confirmed just after

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