9-Year-Old Girl in Halloween Costume Shot By Relative Who Thought She Was a Skunk, Police Say

October 22, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM EDT

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9-Year-Old Girl in Halloween Costume Shot By Relative Who Thought She Was a Skunk, Police Say

October 22, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM EDT

A strange story out of Pennsylvania.

According to a report from the Beaver County (Pa.) Times, a 9-year-old Pennsylvania girl was hospitalized over the weekend after being accidentally shot by a relative who mistook her for a skunk. The girl was dressed in a black and white Halloween costume when she was shot, according to the Beaver County Times report.

Read the report from the Beaver County Times HERE.