ADMIN: The headline is the story because their are no facts given. These stories could save lives if they would give more facts on how they occurred. Also if they would give the model of gun and we start to see a pattern with the type of firearms involved that could also save lives. I have said time and time again that I suspect the small striker fired hands guns to be involved in many of these. Especially when a toddler can pick up a gun and discharge it which has occurred several times in stories I have posted here and on the old forum. Here is the short story, short in facts that is:
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police say a 10-year-old boy who died after being shot in the head was killed accidentally by his 13-year-old brother.
The shooting happened Sunday evening at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex. The victim's name has not been released. Police say the boy wasn't conscious or breathing when officers arrived and was pronounced dead.
Police said Monday that an investigation revealed that the 13-year-old brother was handling a firearm when it went off. The 13-year-old is in the custody of juvenile authorities.
The mother of the boys is also in custody. No charges have been filed.