Friday, May 4, 2012

Memphis boy, 2, accidentally shoots dead his 16-month-old sister after finding gun ... just DAYS after similar shooting in Kentucky

A 16-month-old girl was shot dead by her 2-year-old brother in their Memphis home on Tuesday.

Calvuna Reese was killed on Tuesday when her brother allegedly accidentally pulled the trigger of a loaded gun.

The girl's father confirmed the shooting to neighbors, but the case is still under investigation by police.

'Oh it tears me up. It really really hurts,' neighbor Randy Lark told local station WMCTV.

'I'm so shocked and hurt by what happened to this child.'

'She was real sweet, she was obedient.'

The tragedy has left many unanswered questions, but Mr Lark feels there is at least one lesson to come out of it.

Everyone should learn from that lesson, not to leave a loaded gun around a kid,' he said.

This shooting comes just two days after a similar incident in Kentucky.

Bella San Martin, 15-months-old, was shot dead by her 3-year-old brother in their family's Hardin County home on Sunday.

Police involved in the Kentucky say it was a tragic accident and that the parents were home at the time. Read More