4-Year-Old Kentucky Boy Fatally Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister
In the latest tragic shooting fatality to involve small children, a 4-year-old boy in Kentucky allegedly shot and killed his 6-year-old sister Sunday morning after the boy picked up his grandfather’s gun.
The names of the two children have not yet been released.
The apparently accidental shooting occurred sometime Sunday morning in Hopkinsville, according to local NBC affiliate WSMV. The station reports that William Wyatt, the siblings’ grandfather, had been cleaning his gun and walked away for a few moments, which was when the brother picked it up and allegedly pointed it at his sister. The bullet entered through the girl’s face and lodged in her spine.
“I’m sitting here, I just came off the chair and picked her up, and put her in my arms, and I held her until the rescue squad came here,” Wyatt said, according to WSMV.