Five-year-old fatally shoots little sister - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Five-year-old fatally shoots little sister

RICHTON, MS (WDAM) - A Perry county toddler is dead after being shot in the head by her brother with a pellet gun.

Police said it happened Tuesday as the two siblings sat in a car while their mother ran into a drug store. 

Police said the 5-year-old boy shot his nearly 2-year-old sister in the eyebrow with a pump up pellet rifle.

The toddler was airlifted to the University of Alabama Children's Hospital where she died Wednesday afternoon. 

Police said the mother did not know the pellet rifle was in the car. 

An investigation continues, but police are calling it a tragic accident.

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