Horror As Boy, 5, Shoots His 8-Year-Old Brother Dead In Their Home In Arkansas, USA

A five-year-old boy has shot dead his eight-year-old brother in Arkansas, USA, in a "tragic accident" in their home.

A boy, 5, has shot dead his 8-year-old brother in Arkansas
A boy, 5, has shot dead his 8-year-old brother in Arkansas

Officers attended a property in Jefferson County, Arkansas on Thursday afternoon after a 911 call, when they arrived they found a young child "unresponsive" inside.

The county coroner was called to the scene and the child was tragically declared dead.

When the fatal shot was fired, four siblings as well as their mother was believed to have been inside the property. Authorities have deemed the incident as a "tragic accident".

Sheriff Lafayette Woods said: "This is a tragic incident that could have been avoided.

"I can't emphasise strongly enough that guns need to be well secured and kept out of the hands and away from children at all times.

"Gun owners that do not properly secure their firearms are just one split second away from one of these tragedies happening in their home."

The non-profit group, the Brady Campaign, which advocates for gun control, published statistics showing that 321 people are shot in the USA every day, with 111 of those killed. Among those, 22 children and teens are shot. US Intelligence Leak Claims That Iran Is Plotting To Kill Donald Trump & Mike Pompeo


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