Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

June 21, 2013

12-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting


Associated Press

VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in southern Indiana say a teenager fatally shot his12-year-old brother with a rifle he assumed was unloaded.

Jennings County sheriff's Sgt. James Blevins tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky. that the younger boy died at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where he was taken after he was shot in the head Monday.

Medics found the12-year-old unresponsive after he was shot by his 16-year-old brother late Monday at the family's rural home.

Blevins says family members had been target shooting earlier in the day and the teen wrongly assumed the rifle was not loaded.