Teen Accidentally Shoots 9 Year Old Brother, Boy Dies

(FOX11) - The family of a nine-old-boy Perris boy is grieving, their home turned into a crime scene after deputies say a 14-year-old boy shot and killed his little brother.

"It's a real tragedy if it happens to anyone, but especially someone with their children like this," neighbor and city mayor Daryul Busch said.

Busch says he met the father of the family on a number of occasions, but never met the children. He was notified by the city manager shortly after the shooting happened. He says the boys found the gun in a box.

"This is a teenage boy and his younger brother, the older brother pointed the gun at the younger brother and apparently it was loaded, and shot him and he died from the shot,"Busch said.

The accidental shooting happened around noon at the Metz Street home, deputies doing the best they could to comfort loved ones.

Luciano Gonzalez lives down the street. He says he didn't hear the gun go off, but has two boys around the same age.

"I have kids of my own so just the thought that 14-year-old with a nine-year-old, I can imagine what they're going through. It sucks ya know, guns with kids. I don't know about that," Gonzalez said.

Stephanie Bernard also lives nearby. She says she's see the two boys playing in their back yard.

"They were happy, they would run and play," Bernard said.

Still, she and other are questioning how these boys were able to get their hands on a gun.

"It's sad. They should have the gun locks away. It's just sad to hear that, cause i have kids too," Bernard said.

Riverside County Sheriff's say no arrests have been made at this point, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the indigent is encouraged to contact Investigator Negrete from the Perris Police Station at (951) 210-1045.

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