Eleven-month-old shot dead by two-year-old brother in US

According to parents, their son found their gun in the bedroom and shot the infant


News Desk March 14, 2018
According to parents, their son found their gun in the bedroom and shot the infant PHOTO: AFP/FILE

A two-year-old boy shot dead his 11-month-old brother in Alabama’s port city Mobile, United States on Monday.

The childrens' parents told police that their two-year-old son found their gun in the bedroom and shot the infant. At least four children live at the same residence, according to AL.com.

The victim was taken to the Providence Hospital but declared dead after a while.

The mother was about to leave the house when the incident occurred.

"Mother had gone out back to let her know that she was getting ready to leave the residence when we believe the two-year-old came out and told his grandmother that his ears were ringing," Lawrence Battiste, Mobile police chief, said.

According to police, they will not file charges in the Monday shooting.

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The police chief said that a 9mm handgun was used that had been kept in the parents' bedroom.

The infant, whose age was initially reported as one-year-old, was shot in the back by his brother, he added.

Mobile police spokesperson Charlette Solis said police presented the facts of the event to the Mobile County District Attorney's Office, showing no elements of probable cause to prompt criminal charges.

He also said, "Regardless of how this business plays out, as a parent to know that you possibly left a weapon where your child could be injured, you've got to live with that pain for a long time.”

The article originally appeared on AL.com

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