This is terribly sad!
In the Cumberland County region in Kentucky, a five-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his two-year-old sister with a .22-caliber rifle.
The two-year-old was rushed to the hospital, and was then pronounced dead.
The rifle had been a Christmas gift for the boy to apparently use outside in the forest.
Here's what a policeman said:
"It's a Crickett. It's a little rifle for a kid. …The little boy's used to shooting the little gun. Just one of those crazy accidents."
This is so sad, and even though it's obvious that this little fellow should definitely not have had a rifle - we're not going to harp on that out of respect for the family.
Hopefully incidents like this don't happen again!!!
Our sincerest condolences to the family as it mourns the loss of their little girl.
[Image via Socrate76/Wikimedia Commons.]
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