Police: Child shoots, kills 11-year-old boy in Ill. home

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by KMOV.com staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

(KMOV) – Police said an 11-year-old boy was shot to death by another child at a home in Belleville, Ill. on Tuesday.

Authorities said the child was shot at a home in the first block of North 98th St. around 11 p.m.

EMS crews responded to the scene and transported the boy to Belleville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said it appears another child in the home accidentally shot the victim with a handgun. Police said they were still investigating circumstances surrounding the kid’s death.

Police said several family members were at the home when the incident occurred. They were fully cooperating with police, authorities said.

An autopsy was scheduled some time Wednesday.

Police said no one was in custody in the case.

Authorities said additional information would be released once Illinois State Attorney Brendan Kelly reviewed the case.

 

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