Charges filed in accidental shooting of 13-year-old sibling

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AZTEC, N.M. (KRQE) – Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old Aztec man accused of accidentally shooting his 13-year-old brother.

Police say Christopher Montoya was showing off his gun during a camping trip earlier this month when it accidentally discharged, hitting his brother in the stomach. The boy was airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

Detectives say Montoya admitted to having drank six or seven beers that night.

Montoya now faces child abuse and gun charges.

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