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2-year-old boy fatally shot by his 3-year-old sister

By Mason White 10:56 AM April 22, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A 2-year-old boy is dead after being shot by his 3-year-old sister, police in Utah said.

Cache County sheriff deputies said that the 2-year-old boy was shot with his father’s rifle.

“The boy was shot in the stomach with a .22 caliber rifle on Friday night at the family home located in the College Ward neighborhood,” police said. “The weapon had been used earlier in the day by the victim’s father,” police added.

All family members were home at the time of the shooting, and the boy’s mother immediately called for help. Rescue workers rushed to the house, which is located at 3616 West 2200 South, and transported the child in critical condition to Logan Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

However, the boy later died. Police believe that the shooting was accidental, and no charges have been filed.