PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — 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.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed On Inglewood Street
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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.READ MORE: Another Round Of Rain Drenches Southland Thursday
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.MORE NEWS: Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award Nominees Announced
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