Using a .22-caliber, single-shot Crickett rifle, a 5-year-old Cumberland County (KY) boy shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in what the coroner described to a local paper as “just one of those crazy accidents.”
The toddler was shot when the boy was playing with the rifle, as Kentucky state police said in a statement. The gun, a type of rifle made specifically for kids, had been given to the boy as a gift last year and kept in a corner, and the family did not realize a shell was in the chamber, Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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So how young is too young—and what steps can be taken to bolster firearms safety when it comes to children?