A 10-year-old boy shot and killed his 12-year-old brother with a gun they found inside the house in their St Louis home. The boys were reportedly playing with the gun went off and the older boy was shot in the face, authorities said.
A parent was reportedly in the house getting a haircut when the shooting occurred on Tuesday night, local station Fox2Now reported.
According to the station, the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. in the 5600 block of Summit Place, near West Florissant Avenue. Numerous officers were at the scene, trying to comfort family members following the tragic incident.
You know, officers, a lot of them have kids of their own,” said St. Louis Police Maj. Ryan Cousins. “They’re even more sympathetic to a situation like this.”
St. Louis Alderwoman Pam Boyd was also at the scene Tuesday night to offer her support and condolences.
“All I can say is my heart goes out to the mom,” said Boyd, adding that more needs to be done to prevent these types of tragedies from happening.
Read the full report at Fox2Now.