5-year-old boy Shoots Brother to Death after Finding Gun He Thinks is a Toy in the Woods
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5-year-old boy Shoots Brother to Death after Finding Gun He Thinks is a Toy in the Woods. Police are looking for suspects seen fleeing a traffic stop in the area.
As per the reports from ABC News, a 12-year-old boy is dead after his 5-year-old brother found a gun in the woods and accidentally shot him to death when he thought the firearm was a toy.
The incident happened on the evening in Griffin, Georgia. The police officers responded to the scene at the earliest only to discover the 12-year-old lying down. He was shot on his chest.
Authorities immediately took the shooting victim to Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital but the boy succumbed to his injuries and died.
“AS UPD officers searched the area they found a bag of suspected MDMA and recovered it where it was turned in for examination,” said the Griffin Police Department in a statement released on social media. “A weapon was not found at that time. UPD Officers later made contact with the suspected driver of the fleeing vehicle who provided them with information relative to the investigation.”