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In USA 5year old boy shoots 4year old sister dead

Police question one man following a shooting which involved a 5-year-old killing his 4-year-old sister. The girl was shot in Philadelphia on Saturday.

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A brother shoots his sister dead in Philadelphia

(CBS News)

Officers launched a manhunt for the boyfriend of the children's mother, to whom they believe the gun belongs. According to local reports, he was questioned late yesterday evening but is yet to be arrested.

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The girl was shot in the face at a house in Upper Kensington, Philadelphia, and was declared dead by paramedics at the scene at 2.30pm.

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Crystal Dougherty, godmother of the boy who pulled the trigger said: "[The family] are outgoing, they are supportive of others. They’re there for me when I was going through rough times, they’re there for everybody."

Police confirm that a weapon was recovered, and also that no arrests have been made just yet.

Sergeant Eric Gripp says police are trying to determine who was in the home when the shooting occurred.

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