CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio.
Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said Monday that the shooting occurred while the boys from Moore, South Carolina, were with a man visiting a friend’s property in rural Lee Township, 50 miles west of Pittsburgh.
Williams says the men had three loaded weapons on a picnic table Friday afternoon and were discussing one of them when the younger boy picked up one of the guns and it fired. The older boy was struck in the head and died at the scene.
Williams says the shooting appears accidental and no charges have been filed, but the investigation is pending.
The county coroner told The Repository newspaper in Canton that an autopsy would be conducted.
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