Young boy dies after he is shot in the head by older brother

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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.

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