Griffin Police: Child fatally shot brother with gun found in woods
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a 5-year-old fatally shot his 12-year-old brother with a gun he found in the woods.
A Griffin police statement says officers found the 12-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday. The boy died at a hospital.
Special investigators spoke to the 5-year-old and determined that he found the gun and thought it was a toy.
Officers had searched a nearby area earlier Saturday after suspects fled a traffic stop. They found a bag of suspected drugs, but no weapon.
Now police are investigating who abandoned the gun, allowing innocent children to be harmed.