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Thursday, May 1, 2014

"More Guns!", Kansas

TODDLER SHOOTS BABY: A 1-year-old in Kansas was shot and killed Tuesday by his 4-year-old brother. Police say the two boys were playing alone in a bedroom when the 4-year-old found a loaded 9mm handgun in a nightstand drawer and pulled the trigger, shooting his brother in the chest. No charges have been filed yet against the gun owner, but it the case is likely to be turned over to the district attorney's office:

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WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Police say a toddler died after he was accidentally shot by his four-year-old brother.
Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call about a shooting. The caller was extremely upset, and dispatchers were unable to get a location from the man. Moments later, two men showed up at Wesley Medical Center with a 1-year-old child who had been shot in the chest.
Officers learned the shooting happened in a bedroom of a home in the 1300 block of North Pennsylvania, near 13th Street and I-135.
Police say three children: a four-year-old boy, a three-year-old girl and a 19-month old boy, were in a bedroom when the oldest child opened a nightstand that contained a loaded 9mm handgun. Lt. Todd Ojile says the child didn't pick up the gun, but was able to pull the trigger.
The 19-month-old, Tomarion, was standing near the nightstand and was shot in the chest.
The 33-year-old father of the children and his 22-year-old brother were in the living room when the shooting happened. Both men took the child to the hospital, where he died about 45 minutes later.
Link to full story with video: 

PoliceWichita toddler shotkilled by 4-year-old brother

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