Police: Toddler Is Dead After Eight-Year-Old Brother Accidentally Shoots Her

Police say a 2-year-old Northern California girl is dead after her 8-year-old brother accidentally shot her.

Police say the boy was playing with the gun Wednesday afternoon at the family home in Vacaville when it discharged, shooting the toddler in the head.

The girl was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Vacaville police Lt. Craig Courtemanche says the children's parents were home at the time of the shooting. Both the parents and the boy were being questioned, with investigators hoping to determine how the boy got his hands on the weapon.

The girl's name has not been released.


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