Amish man admits accidentally shooting brother

LEON, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Amish man accused of shooting his 8-year-old brother has pleaded guilty to fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Eli Wengerd, 20, accidentally shot the boy while playing with an unregistered handgun that he did not have a permit for. A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted by the Cattaraugus County probation department.

Wengerd is due back in court in April. His brother did survive the shooting.

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