5-year-old fatally shot by 6-year-old sibling in Pennsylvania after kids left alone with gun

A 5-year-old boy in Pennsylvania was shot and killed Monday night time by his 6-year-old sibling after they had been left unsupervised in a room with an unsecured firearm, police mentioned.

The Allegheny County Police Division responded to a Penn Hills house at round 5:30 p.m. and located the boy with a single gunshot wound, based on an announcement from the division.

He was rushed to Youngsters’s Hospital of Pittsburgh the place he was pronounced lifeless.

The assertion from police mentioned three youngsters had been left alone in a bed room with an unsecured gun.

“Detectives found proof suggesting {that a} 6-year-old sibling unintentionally shot the sufferer whereas dealing with an unsecured firearm current contained in the residence,” the assertion mentioned.

The firearm is legally owned by a dad or mum, who’s cooperating with investigators, police mentioned.

The kid was recognized by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner as Connor Wolfe.

He attended kindergarten at Penn Hills College District, which mentioned Tuesday that it might have counselors out there to college students and workers.

“We ask all members of our PH neighborhood to recollect Connor and his household in your ideas and prayers,” the district mentioned in an announcement.