Six-year-old boy accidentally shoots little sister in her head

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Six-year-old boy accidentally shoots little sister in her head

Six-year-old boy accidentally shoots little sister in her head.

Police said the six-year-old boy accidentally shot his little sister in the head with a .38 revolver at home on Thursday.

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The five-year-old sister was taken urgently to a neighboring hospital, but she tragically died there.

Colonel Priscilla Naidu, a police spokesperson, said that the firearm was purportedly taken away when the police arrived.

“SAPS Bethelsdorp detectives have opened a case of defeating the ends of justice following a shooting incident where it is alleged that a six-year-old boy accidentally shot his five-year-old sister on Thursday afternoon in Bethelsdorp.”

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According to Naidu, it is claimed that between 13:00 and 14:00, two boys who are 6 years old and a sister were playing with a gun in a room at a house in Extension 31 when a shot was fired.

“It is further alleged that one of the six-year-old boys accidentally shot his little sister in the head with a .38 revolver. The critically injured girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

“Sadly, the five-year-old girl passed away last night in hospital. A case of culpable homicide will be added to the defeating the ends of the justice case.”

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Colonel Priscilla Naidu

On police arrival, the firearm was allegedly removed and could not be found.

“A charge of defeating the ends of justice is opened for further investigation. More charges may be added and arrests affected as the investigation unfolds.”

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