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3-year-old boy shoots and kills his 9-year-old sister after finding gun in grandparents’ bedroom

By Mason White 11:32 AM February 8, 2016
Kimberly Reylander 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young girl tragically died after being shot by her 3-year-old brother, police in Alabama said.

Irondale Police Chief Ken Atkinson said that the shooting unfolded in the home of the children’s grandparents on Saturday afternoon.

The boy found the loaded gun in his grandparents’ bedroom and shot his sister in the head. 9-year-old Kimberly Reylander was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

She died a short time later.

The grandfather told police that he left the loaded gun on the night stand because he did not expect his grandchildren to come to his home on Saturday afternoon.

The children’s uncle and grandmother were home at the time of the shooting, and they are being investigated.