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Boy, 5, shoots sister, 4, after fight

May 9, 2008 7:27:54 AM PDT
An Indiana father is behind bars after his 5-year-old son picked up a gun and fatally shot his younger sister.Prosecutors say the little boy got into a fight with the four-year-old, climbed up on a bookshelf and retrieved the gun, then shot the little girl in the face.

"There's no way there was one in the chamber, I completely unloaded that gun and the slide was locked back," the father said.

It apparently wasn't the first time the boy got his hands on a gun.

Authorities say he'd fired the gun into a kitchen cabinet eight months earlier.

Prosecutors have not decided what charges the father will face.

 

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