Police: Father arrested after boy shoots brother in St. Louis County home

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by Cory Stark / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

(KMOV) -- Police are investigating after a 3-year old boy was accidentally shot by his brother in a north St. Louis County home Sunday afternoon.

According to police, a 4-year-old boy shot his younger brother at a home in the 9000 block of Lorna Ln. around 12:30 p.m.

The victim was transported to the hospital with a graze injury that appeared to be minor.

Police have not said how the boy obtained the gun.

“It's kind of sad because it's Easter and everyone is together, family gatherings, things of that nature,” said Lena Bullay, who was in the neighborhood visiting family for the holiday.
 
St. Louis County Police say the boys’ 27-year-old father was taken into custody and charges could be filled against him on Monday.
 
The mother was also inside the home at the time of the shooting. The gun was taken from the home.

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