A traumatic pistol. Photo: Yuri Grechko / Yugopolis

09 January 2018, 08:22

Seven-year-old child shot dead in Chechnya

While playing at home with a traumatic pistol, a ten-year-old boy shot and killed his seven-year-old brother.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Chechnya, the incident occurred in the regional centre of Shelkovskaya on January 8. The boy took out a pistol from his father's safe when the adults were not at home. While playing, he shot at his seven-year-old brother. The bullet hit the child to his head, and he died at the place.

A preliminary investigation has been launched, and following its results, an institution of a criminal case will be considered, a policeman added. He has noted that the head of the family had to ensure the inaccessibility of the pistol for his children.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Source: CK correspondent

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