Truth Albright Fort Worth, Texas 4 year old boy shot dead accidentally by his five year old brother after finding gun at the family home as children’s mother slept.
A four-year-old Texas boy has died after allegedly being shot dead by his five-year-old brother after the sibling found a gun in their home while their mother slept.
Truth Albright was fatally shot at the family home in Fort Worth on Sunday.
The child was rushed to Cook Children’s Hospital, but died just under an hour later.
Forth Worth Police said they would not file charges against Truth’s parents Monday afternoon.
A police spokesman said: ‘It has been determined that there will be no charges filed at this time. It’s a very unfortunate situation that occurred.’
No one else was hurt in the incident and the type of gun has not yet been revealed, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
Nearly 1,700 children and teens are killed by gun homicide every year.
Police were called about 11:45am on Sunday with Truth dying at around 12.30pm according to medical records.
Homicide detectives, as well as detectives from the crimes against children unit and the crime scene search unit are investigating the incident. It remained unclear how the brother was able to come across the gun and whether it had been left out in the open.
Witnesses told of the two-story home being surrounded by police and cordoned off shortly after the incident.
Neighbor Larry Davison, who lives several houses down said he had never spoken to the people that lived in the property but he said he often saw two boys playing outside.
He said the last time emergency vehicles were on the street was when a house caught fire five-years-ago.
Truth was one of three children who were shot on Sunday in Tarrant County, which has a population of 2 million people.
Guns are the second leading cause of death for American children and teenagers, according to nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety.
Nearly 1,700 children and teens are killed by gun homicide every year. For children under the age of 13, these frequently happen in the home.
Black children and teens are 14 times more likely than white children and teens of the same age to die by gun homicide, the report noted.