Boy fatally shoots little brother while playing in car

A FAMILY is dealing with a major tragedy, after their son accidentally shot his brother.

It’s believed the 11-year-old was playing with a gun inside a car in the backyard of a home in Detroit, Michigan, when it went off, fatally hitting his three-year-old sibling.

The little boy suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head.


It follows two other similar incidents in the US city in the past year. In January a 14-year-old boy fatally shot a girl, also 14. While last December a nine-year-old boy accidentally shot himself.

It also comes as the country engages in a major debate over gun control laws amid ongoing gun crime.