Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kentucky 2-year-old shot and killed by her brother

Kentucky 2-year-old shot and killed by her brother, According to an article published by CNN on May 1, a 5-year-old Kentucky boy allegedly shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in what authorities say was a tragic accident.

CNN reports that a mother of two small children stepped outside for a few moments, and in that instant her son shot and kill his sister with his “Crickett” rifle.

Caroline Starks, 2, died on Tuesday, April 30 in Burkesville, Kentucky. The shooting has already been ruled an accident according to reports, and the autopsy for little Caroline was scheduled for Wednesday, May. 1.

Kentucky State Police Public Affairs officer, Billy Gregory reportedly had this about the shooting.

"It's just one of those nightmares -- a quick thing that happens when you turn your back."

Gregory also told reporters that it wasn't uncommon for children in the area to be introduced to guns at a young age.

The “Crickett” is small, single-shot .22-caliber rifle that is often made in bright colors. These tiny guns are marked to parents with young children. The “Crickett” slogan is “My first rifle.”

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