In Georgia 5-year-old boy shot and killed a brother from the gun found in the woods

5-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old brother with a handgun that he found in the woods on the weekends. Reported by the New York Post, citing the authorities of Georgia.

The Griffin police received a report that 12-year-old boy received a gunshot wound to the chest on Saturday night, the statement said Department. The responding police officers performed CPR and transported the injured child to the hospital, where he later died.

According to the statement, the victim, his 5-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister were in the woods when 5-year-old boy found a gun. Special investigators talked to the shooter a child and came to the conclusion that he thought that the found weapon is a toy. Then he pulled the trigger, wounding the brother.

Police reported that officers conducted a search in the area where children on Saturday found the gun. Before that stop was seen near the men suspected of drug trafficking. They were not detained as they fled, leaving the bag with drugs. But then the weapon was never found.

Child in Georgia fatally shoots brother with gun found in woods

— New York Post (@nypost) May 12, 2020

On Sunday, the police Griffin said that the shooting was likely «a tragic accident»and officers will now investigate to find those who threw the weapon.

«We will find those who threw away the gun, and they will be responsible for leaving the gun in direct access for these innocent children,» — said the officials.

According to authorities, the gun sent to the lab Bureau of investigation crime Georgia for analysis.