8-year old shot dead by brother playing with gun
Authorities say an 8-year-old US boy has been shot in the chest and killed while one of his brothers was playing with a loaded handgun he thought was a pellet gun.
Cincinnati Police Lt Don Luck tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that the three boys were visiting an uncle when one pulled the trigger of a handgun and hit Sammy Lorenzo in the chest Saturday.
The boy was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital and rushed into surgery, but later died.
One of the brothers "kept telling the story of how it happened, over and over again," Luck said. "It's so sad."
Luck says no charges are expected against the children and that it's too early to tell whether charges will be filed against any adults.
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