PERRIS (  —  Coroner’s officials Wednesday released the name of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally shot Saturday by his 14-year-old brother.

Police are investigating the shooting as a tragic accident.

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Ezequiel Melendez was pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred just after noon at a home in the 140 block of Metz Road, coroner’s officials said.

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The gun was in a box. One of the boys found it and began playing with it, CBS2’s Tom Wait reported.

No other details about the circumstances leading up to the boy’s death have been released.

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