WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed May 1, 2013
Two Year Old Accidentally Shot to Death By Her Brother
The Cumberland County Coroner says the toddler was shot and killed by her five year old brother who was playing with a rifle he received as a gift.
Kentucky State Police say the girl was shot just after 1:00 pm Tuesday and was taken to Cumberland County Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Coroner Gary White said the children's mother was home at the time of the shooting.
White said the boy received the rifle made for youths last year and is used to shooting it. he said the gun was kept in a corner and the family didn't realize a shell was left inside it. White said the shooting will be ruled accidental. An autopsy is scheduled for today.