From Trussville Tribune staff reports
IRONDALE –In what police are calling a tragic accident, a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister in the head, according to WIAT.
The station reports that the girl has been flown to Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries where she died, according to WBRC.
According to the report, at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, the children were playing in a room at their great-grandparent’s house on Monroe Drive.
The gun had been left in the room by someone who did not know the children would be visiting. Family members in the home did not know there was a gun in the room.
The little boy found the gun in a night stand and pulled the trigger, hitting his sister.
Updated at 6:04 p.m. to add that the child has died.
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