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After trying to put some pigs down, a 31-year-old man accidentally shot his 27-year-old brother in the face, Elk Grove Police say.

The accidental shooting happened around 6:24 a.m. Saturday near Kinder Lane and Calvine Road during a family event. Apparently, when trying to put down a pig for the event, the pig jerked after being shot and caused the rife to slide backwards and go off a second time.

The 27-year-old was hit in the face and was sent to the hospital in critical condition. The gun is said to be a .22 caliber rifle.

About a dozen people were at the event and saw the shooting, police told FOX40.