Boy Fatally Shoots Brother, Thought Gun Wasn’t Real (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A boy accidentally killed his 8-year-old brother with a loaded handgun in East Price Hill, Ohio.

The boys were visiting their uncle yesterday when the older boy found the handgun, but thought it was a BB gun, noted the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The 8-year-old boy was taken to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he died.

“We walked in through the front door here that’s in to the kitchen area and the child was laying on his back with a gunshot wound to the chest," Cincinnati Police Sgt. Jim Perkins told Fox 19 (video below). "He was conscious and alert at that time."

“I think everyone is pretty much upset considering the circumstances and at this point we don’t know where the adult was inside the house and that’s why we’re conducting the investigation at this time,” added Sgt. Perkins.

Police believe the shooting to be an accident, but are still investigating.

Sources: Cincinnati Enquirer and Fox 19