10 year old kills 11 year old boy while playing with gun

A 10-year-old boy playing with a gun shot and killed an 11-year-old boy Thursday while they were home alone in Virginia, USA.

Both boys had been playing with the gun and the 10-year-old called 911 after the shooting, police said.

People grieve outside the Roanoke home where a 10-year-old fatally shot an 11-year-old Thursday May 26, 2016.
People grieve outside the Roanoke home where a 10-year-old fatally shot an 11-year-old Thursday May 26, 2016.

The two boys were “kin” but not siblings, said police spokesman Scott Leamon. Detectives are trying to determine exactly what happened, he said.

Part of the police investigation will focus on why the gun was accessible, he said.
Both boys had been playing with the gun and the 10-year-old called 911 after the shooting, police said.

The 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Don Caldwell, the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s attorney, said no criminal charges have been filed yet.

The police investigation is continuing until all the facts are collected to determine whether any criminal charges should be placed against anybody,” Caldwell said. “There will be a consideration of any adult involvement or lack thereof and the actions of the child.”