A five-year-old child has fatally shot their 16-month old sibling after the older child found a handgun in his family’s apartment in Indiana.
Indiana child, 5, fatally shoots 16-month-old brother
A 16-month-old boy has been fatally shot by his five-year-old sibling after the older child found a handgun in a northwestern Indiana apartment.
The circumstances of Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Isiah Johnson remained under investigation on Thursday by the Lafayette Police Department, which does not plan to release additional information during the ongoing investigation, said Capt. Brian Phillips.
Police said previously the shooting occurred when one adult and two children were inside the apartment in Lafayette, about 100 kilometres north of Indianapolis.
Phillips said the five-year-old sibling who shot Isiah gained access to a handgun in the apartment. He declined to provide additional information about the sibling and said police were still investigating who owns that weapon.