5-year-old Missouri boy fatally shoots 9-month-old brother

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

5-year-old Missouri boy fatally shoots 9-month-old brother.

ELMO, Mo. (AP) — A 9-month-old northwestern Missouri boy is dead after his 5-year-old brother playing with a handgun accidentally shot him in the head.The boy found a .22 caliber magnum revolver that was being kept on a shelf built into the headboard in the master bedroom, according to Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White. White happened to be near the phone when the children’s mother, Alexis Widerholt, made a frantic call to police just before 9 a.m. on Monday, pleading for help. “A lady told me that she needed an ambulance. She said her 5-year-old son had shot her 9-month-old in the head with a paintball gun,” White told KMA. “We dispatched an ambulance and law enforcement to the house.

There are no official nationwide statistics on either phenomenon. “We’re big supporters of firearms around here,” White told KETV. “We live in a rural area,we have a lot of people that own weapons.

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