Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • share this

Child shoots sister with rifle he got as a gift

/ 06:04 AM May 02, 2013

[wpgmappity id=”1091″]

BURKESVILLE, Kentucky—Authorities said a 5-year-old child in Kentucky shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a rifle he got as a gift.

Local coroner Gary White tells WKYT-TV that the mother said she had been outside on a porch for “no more than three minutes” on Thursday when the shooting occurred.


White also told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy’s .22-cal. rifle was a present and he is used to shooting it. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn’t realize a shell was left inside it.

White said the shooting would be ruled accidental. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Children, Shooting, US
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News Briefs

March 18, 2018 06:00 AM


Faces of the news

March 18, 2018 05:58 AM


Prayer time on Pilgrimage Island

March 18, 2018 05:44 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved