Fatal accident in the USA: while playing! Five-year-old shot dead by brother (6)

A fatal accident occurred in the US state of Pennsylvania. A young boy died after his six-year-old brother shot him while playing with a gun. Any help came too late for the five-year-old.

In the USA a little boy (5) was shot dead by his brother (6).
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Terrible accident in the USA! In the US state Pennsylvania a five-year-old boy was shot dead by his sibling (6). The children played in twos, unsupervised, with an unsecured firearm that they thought was a toy.

Boy (5) shot by sibling (6)

As the “New York Post” reports, citing the broadcaster “WTAE-TV”, little Connor W. (5) was hit by the fatal shot on Monday at around 5:30 pm. This was confirmed by the Allegheny police and forensic medicine. Any help came too late for the child.

Parents’ legal possession of the pistol

“Children were playing in the back bedroom when one of the children was shot,” said Lieutenant Venerando Costa of the Allegheny District Police Department, told the news channel “WTAE-TV”. According to the police officer it was weapon legally owned by the children’s parents. The case will be handed over to the prosecutor, who will decide whether to file lawsuits against the parents.

Children thought guns were toys

“I just pray for the family and I hope they make it,” said the family’s neighbor, Alfred R., the broadcaster. His wife Shari added, “These guns need to be locked away. Children don’t know. They think they’re toys. They need to be locked away because otherwise something like this will happen.”

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