ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) – (UPDATED 12:06 p.m.) 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.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
A 10-year-old boy is dead after being shot last night in a housing complex.
Police don’t have many more details. They say it happened yesterday just before 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kealty Lane. That’s in the Clinton-Peabody housing complex, which is south of downtown.
All we know is a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head. When police officers arrived, the boy was neither conscious nor breathing and was pronounced dead.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate what happened, including the possibility the shooting was accidental.
No arrests have been made at this time.
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