Six-year-old boy shot to death by brother

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Po­lice in Penn­syl­va­nia say a sixyear-old boy has been shot to death by his 10-year-old brother while the two were home alone. Al­legheny County say of­fi­cers and paramedics ar­rived at the mo­bile home in West Mifflin, near Pitts­burgh, at about 9:45 a.m. Wed­nes­day to find the six-year-old with a gun­shot wound to the head. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he died from the in­jury. In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined the boy’s 10-year-old brother fired the gun in the mother’s bed­room. Su­per­in­ten­dent Cole­man Mc­Donough says the boys’ mother was at work when the shoot­ing hap­pened. He says the 10-year-old first called his mom and then called 911 at her urg­ing. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, and Mc­Donough says there’s “no ex­cuse for a weapon to get in the hands of a child.’’

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