Baby boy dies after being shot in head by 5-year-old brother

Baby shot by brother
Courtesy: CNN

ELMO, Mo. (WKRN) – A 9-month-old baby boy died Monday after being shot in the head by his 5-year-old brother.

According to KETV, the baby’s mother called Missouri authorities around 9 a.m. reporting the infant had been shot in the head with a paintball gun.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered the baby had actually been shot with a .22 caliber magnum revolver.

The baby was immediately transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the shooting appears to be accidental.

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