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An 11-year-old boy died after he was shot dead in a house in Pennsylvania on Monday, police said, adding that the boy’s 19-year-old brother is in custody.
The shooting unfolded just before noon on Monday in West Philadelphia, police told Fox News.
Officers said they arrived on the scene to find an 11-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest. The police said that the shooting took place in the dining room of the house.
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The police rushed him to a hospital, where doctors initially listed him in critical condition, the researchers said, adding that he was pronounced dead about a half-hour later. It’s not right that the boy’s name.
Police said the boy’s 19-year-old brother, who also was not identified, was in custody.
The 19-year-old, was knocking on people’s doors, trying to get help from the neighbors, Coulter said. She also added that when a neighbor came to help, the brother was taken into custody a few blocks away.
The police have told Fox News that investigators had questioned the older brother.
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The two brothers were alone in the house at the time of the shooting, police said, adding that they were investigating whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.
Coulter told the crowd of reporters that it was unlikely that the shooting was self-inflicted. “The boy was shot in the chest. It can be difficult for a child of that age to shoot a gun around and shoots himself, so that we are of the opinion that it was not self-inflicted.”
The police said they recovered a handgun from the scene, adding that it was unknown if the gun belonged to one of the 19-year-old. The investigation is ongoing.
“We are not looking for anyone else at this point,” Coulter said. “We have to believe that he / she is responsible, and the question arises as to whether we are of the opinion that, whether intentional or unintentional as a result of the investigation.”
Last week, a 10-year-old boy was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting as he was walking home from school in northeast Philadelphia, police said.
The 10-year-old scot has been identified as Semaj O’Branty by members of the family, WPVI-TV reported. He was listed in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.
The police have released a photo of the suspect’s vehicle. The police department told Fox News on Monday, they don’t make arrests in this case.
A couple of weeks ago, a gunman fire at a north Philadelphia house and killed a 2-year-old girl. The day before, an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in a different part of the city, and when the shots hit the car.
Of the Philadelphia police department, told Fox News on Monday that the 11-year-old boy’s current condition was not immediately known.
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Coulter told reporters on Monday that the situation in which the children of Philadelphia were at a greater frequency than she could remember in her career.
“It’s just a very obvious reason as to why people who don’t have guns, not having guns, and if you have a gun, and it is allowed, it should be locked, it must be separated from the ammo [ammunition],” she said. “These situations can be avoided. They are never allowed to have a gun in a home where a child is, and where it has not been screened or protected.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.