5-year-old shot, killed by 6-year-old sibling: police


PENN HILLS, Pa. (WJW) — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy died after allegedly being shot by his 6-year-old sibling.

According to the Allegheny County Police Department, Penn Hills Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 100 block of Prescott Drive around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The 5-year-old boy had been shot once and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives discovered evidence suggesting that a 6-year-old sibling accidentally shot the boy while handling an unsecured firearm inside the home. Police say the firearm appears to be legally owned by a parent who is cooperating with the investigation.

No charges have been filed.

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