Five-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Six-Year-Old Sibling in Pennsylvania After Being Left Alone in Room With a Gun

A 5-year-old boy in Pennsylvania was shot and killed Monday night by his 6-year-old sibling after they were left unsupervised in a room with an unsecured firearm, police said.

Allegheny County police responded to a Penn Hills home at around 5:30 p.m. and found the boy with a single gunshot wound, the police department said in a statement.

He was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was pronounced dead.

The statement said three children had been left alone in a bedroom with an unsecured gun.

“Detectives discovered evidence suggesting that a 6-year-old sibling accidentally shot the victim while handling an unsecured firearm present inside the residence,” the statement said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Elisha Fieldstadt

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