In St. Louis, Missouri, a 10-year-old boy was shot dead in the head by his 13-year-old brother.
The horrific accident took place Sunday evening at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex. The victim’s name has yet to be released.
Police say the young boy was motionless when they arrived. He wasn’t conscious or breathing and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is revealing that the older brother was handling a firearm when it accidentally was triggered. The boy is currently in the custody of juvenile authorities.
The 28-year-old mother of both the victim and his brother was also taken into custody. No charges have been filed.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
TEAM DML blankets on sale now for Christmas (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Blind vet attacked while defending his U.S. flag (video)