Ohio Boy Fatally Shoots Brother With Handgun He Thought Was A BB Gun


A Cincinnati, Ohio boy fatally shot his 8-year-old brother in the chest on Saturday while playing with a loaded handgun he thought was a BB gun, police told the Associated Press.

Three brothers were visiting their uncle, where they found the loaded gun. One boy pulled the trigger, shooting Sammy Lorenzo, Cincinnati police Lt. Don Luck told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

He was taken to a hospital in Cincinnati for surgery, but died about two hours later.

Police said that they are still investigating the incident as a homicide. Luck did not believe charges would be brought against the children.

There was an adult home at the time of the shooting, but was not in the room, police told the Enquirer. Police did not know if any charges would be filed against any adults.

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