A 6-year-old child shot and killed his little sister in Indiana.

A 6-year-old child shot and killed his little sister in Indiana.

Tuesday, July 26, at A tragic incident occurred in eastern Indiana. A 6-year-old boy shot and killed his 5-year-old sister in their home in Muncie, 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Police and emergency crews responded to South Monroe Street around 2:25 p.m. and found a child with a severe gunshot wound to the head. Read today in USA.ONE:

6-year-old boy fatally wounds younger sister

Their parents have already been brought to justice.

A boy shot his 5-year-old sister with a pistol A 6-year-old child shot and killed his little sister in Indiana.A 6-year-old child shot and killed his little sister in Indiana.photo: pimiso.com

The injured girl was rushed to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, but could not be saved. Around 6 p.m., doctors pronounced the child dead. A 6-year-old boy retrieved one of two loaded guns from a safe in his parents' bedroom while his mother slept. While playing, he pulled the trigger and accidentally shot his 5-year-old sister. The child told the police that he found the key to the safe and decided to use it.

The children's father, Jacob Curtis Grayson, 28, said his son had opened the safe with a loaded weapon before, so he moved it to a different location on a dresser. And 27-year-old mother Kimberly Daniel told police that she lay down for only 5 minutes. It later turned out that the parents took the boy to a shooting range, where they taught him to shoot a pistol.

When inspecting the house, law enforcement officials noted that the living conditions there were deplorable. According to them, food and garbage were scattered everywhere, animal excrement was visible, and some of it was smeared on the walls. It is obvious that the children slept on dirty mattresses on the floor without blankets or sheets. Now their parents face criminal prosecution.

Jacob and Kimberly Grayson were charged with child neglect resulting in the death of one and three other counts, Deputy Police Chief Melissa Criswell said. In total they could receive up to 40 years in prison. As of Tuesday evening, it was known that the father of the deceased girl was released on bail of 65 thousand dollars. While his wife remains behind bars.

Muncie Police Chief Nate Sloan said gun ownership carries severe consequences and ignoring safety rules puts our most vulnerable citizens at risk of death. He emphasized that every owner of a firearm has a responsibility to properly store and care for it.

"Pistols should never be within the reach of children or anyone who cannot be trusted to handle them. . In a house with children, weapons should be stored in a securely locked safe, preferably in a specialized one" — Nate Sloan reported.

Meanwhile, the United States is preparing to sentence 21-year-old Robert Crimo, who on July 4 shot from the roof of a house at participants in the Independence Day parade in Highland Park in Chicago. As a result, 7 people were killed and dozens were injured. He is charged with 117 counts, 21 of which are first-degree murder. Crimo's trial will take place on August 3. He admitted his guilt. According to prosecutors, he faces life in prison.

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