He found the gun lying near the bed, local sheriff said
A nine-month-old boy died Monday after his 5-year-old brother shot him in the head.
The Missouri infant was reportedly in a playpen when his older brother fired a loaded gun that he found near the bed, Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said, local media KCTV reports.
The boys’ mother told 911 dispatchers her son had been shot with a paintball gun.
When the emergency crew arrived, they discovered he had been shot with a .22 caliber magnum revolver. The shooting, authorities say, was an accident.