11-year-old shot and killed by sibling while mother was at work, police say
IVES ESTATES, Fla. (CNN) – Authorities in South Florida are investigating the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy Thursday evening.
Early indications show the child was accidentally shot by a 13-year-old sibling.
The boy who died later at the hospital was with his four siblings, ages 9 to 15, in their Ives Estates apartment.
There was no adult supervision because the child’s mother, a Miami-Dade corrections officer, was at work at the time.
Miami-Dade police say the shooting appears to be accidental and do not expect to file charges.
Police encourage gun owners with children to make sure their firearms are properly stored.
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