The five-year-old boy accidentally shot his nine-month-old baby brother to death. Their mum called 911 that it was a paintball gun.
A five-year-old boy in America on Monday, January 19 accidentally shot his baby brother to death while they were playing with a .22-caliber Magnum revolver.
Sheriff Darren White told CNN affiliate KCTV that the baby was in a playpen when his brother found the gun lying around a bed.
The mother had called 911 to inform them that his five-year-old boy shot his baby brother with a paintball gun. But unfortunately it wasn’t a paintball gun, it was a real gun and the nine-month-old boy didn’t survive.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the infant had been shot in the head. The child was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the gun belongs to a relative they stay with and not his mom. Police are also investigating the gun’s ownership, KCTV reported.
Police are still considering whether charges will be filed against any adult in the case even as it has been considered an accident.
Police are still trying to ascertain the cause of the shooting in Elmo, in the northwest corner of Missouri.
“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 revealed.