9-month-old boy fatally shot by 5-year-old brother in ‘horrible, tragic accident’

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

5-year-old boy finds gun, fatally shoots baby brother in head.

“At this point foul play is not suspected, and it appears at this time that the shooting was accidental,” the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office said.White said the loaded gun had been kept on a shelf built into the headboard of the infant bed and he was in a crib in that room at the time of shooting. “Parents need to keep them away from it; lock them up, whether it be in a gun sock… padlocks are available free from the police and sheriffs’ offices,” Pind told Fox4.

The US averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control. Authorities say the gun belongs to a relative, but not the mother. “We are big supporters of firearms around here,” White told CNN affiliate KETV. “We have a lot of people that own weapons. The prosecutor will assemble a child fatality review board, made up of law enforcement, children’s services and hospital personnel to help him determine of charges will be filed against the parents in this case.

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