Police: Child accidentally shot, killed by juvenile brother

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities in Louisville say a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his juvenile brother.

Louisville police said in a news release that officers found Tremain Brown Jr. shot dead Sunday afternoon in the Hallmark neighborhood.

Jo-Ann Farmer of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says the child died of a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the victim’s brother, who is also a juvenile, accidentally shot him. That child’s age and name has not been released.

Police say they don’t expect the brother will be charged in this case.

Authorities are working to determine how the child obtained the weapon.

 

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