Boy dies after being shot by sibling in Bradenton

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A Bradenton boy died Thursday after he was shot by his sibling, according to police.

The Bradenton Police responded to the 300 block of 12th Ave W. and found a child with a gunshot wound.

He was transported by paramedics to the Manatee Memorial Hospital where he passed away shortly after 2 p.m.

At this time, detectives are questioning family members and witnesses to determine whether the shooting was accidental.

Authorities believe the incident was an accident and said both the shooter and the victim are siblings.

The agency is using this tragedy to warn gun owners to keep firearms secure and out of children’s reach.

No further details regarding the incident has been released at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting has been asked to contact the Bradenton Police Department at at 941-932-9300, or Detective Adrian Meridan at 941-932-9326. You may also email your information to crimetips@cityofbradenton.com.

This is a developing story. We will have more updates on WFLA.com when more facts are available.

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