NEW SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (NBC News Channel) -- A girl in a Halloween costume was shot by a relative who mistook her for an animal.
The 9-year-old was attending a Halloween party Saturday night. She was outside over a hillside and wearing a black costume with a white tassel. Thinking she was a skunk, a relative shot her with a shotgun, according to a local newspaper. She was hit in the shoulder and had to have surgery.
She's expected to be all right.
No charges have been filed.