Police: Va. Boy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Brother

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WIRTZ, Va. (AP) -- Franklin County authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old brother.

Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the investigation indicates the children were playing at a neighbor's house when the older boy found a .45-caliber handgun. The boy accidentally fired the gun and the bullet struck his brother.

Young says the 7-year-old died instantly.

The shooting occurred Monday morning at a residence in the Burnt Chimney community. Young says at least one adult was in the house at the time.

No charges have been filed. The investigation is continuing.

The victim's name hasn't been released.


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