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Just Awful! 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots And Kills Baby Brother!

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This is just so tragic.

A 9-month-old Missouri boy died Monday after being accidentally shot in his head… by his 5-year-old brother.

The boys were staying at their grandfather's home in Elmo, Missouri when the shooting occurred.

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The children's mom, Alexis Wiederholt, said she had just put the 9-month-old down for a nap when she heard "pop" come from the bedroom. When she went inside, the five-year-old told her, "I'm sorry, Mom. I shot Corbin."

The five-year-old had been playing with a handgun when it discharged. The bullet struck baby Corbin, who was in his playpen.

Corbin was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the case, but no charges have been filed.

The Nodaway County Sheriff's Office had this to say about the incident:

"At this point foul play is not suspected, and it appears at this time that the shooting was accidental."

But Sheriff Darren White, who took Alexis' call, said something disturbing in light of the tragedy.

"We're big supporters of firearms around here," talking of the rural community's penchant for firearms.

White added:

"Firearms are great, it's when people start leaving them loaded and unattended that things like this happen."

But these things SHOULDN'T happen with the right training and safety measures. Another senseless death…

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5 comments to “Just Awful! 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots And Kills Baby Brother!”

  1. sm87 says – reply to this


    Yes, continue to legalize firearm possession - makes total sense. This is absolutely awful, this poor kid will have major issues when he's older. Awful

  2. Felicia says – reply to this


    It IS NOT the firearms. It's the idiots leaving them loaded and unattended. Any weapons, whether children are present or not, should be secured.

    I feel for this family, their tragedy and the immense amount of guilt they'll never be rid of.

  3. Melly says – reply to this


    What a surprise this happened in America…

  4. crystal says – reply to this


    And someone tell me why the owner of this firearm hasn't been charged? Unbelievable!

  5. 5

    Yeah keep legalizing guns. So sad.