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Boy, 3, shoots older brother with aunt’s service revolver


by Paul Henry 17.APR.09

A three-year-old boy on Easter Monday afternoon used his aunt’s service revolver, which he snatched from beneath her pillow, to shoot and kill his five-year-old brother at their home in Clarendon, Jamaica, according to police sources.{{more}}

The incident occurred just after midday while the children were at home in the community of Glenmuir, on the outskirts of May Pen.

According to a police source, the boys were in their aunt’s room when the three-year-old took up the weapon, pointed it at his brother and squeezed the trigger.

The injured boy was rushed to the May Pen Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The aunt – a police constable for the past three years, and who is assigned to the May Pen Police Station – had reportedly left home for training, in anticipation of the upcoming annual police sports day activities.

“She [the aunt] went to track and field training … when it happened. She is really distraught right now. I can only imagine how she must feel. She is in shock and is barely talking,” a colleague of the aunt told the Jamaica Observer last night.