Girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting by brother, 8
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old brother wounded in an accidental shooting by their 8-year-old brother.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the children were home alone in a Jacksonville apartment on Saturday afternoon when the shooting occurred.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief Chris Butler said the eldest boy fired a single shot from the gun, which killed his younger sister and gave his brother a wound that was not life-threatening.
Butler said the mother had left for an unspecified amount of time to go to a store. He did not release the names of the family involved.
Butler said the incident is under investigation to see if any charges will be filed for leaving a gun accessible to the children.
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