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Child shot, killed by gun thought to be a toy

Child shot, killed by gun thought to be a toy

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Sep 26, 2011

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- A 6-year-old boy is dead after an 11-year-old boy shot him with a gun he found in a box of toys on Sunday at a Henderson home.

Authorities said the boys were in a play room at a home just before 2 p.m. when the 11-year-old pulled the gun out of a box that had toys in it.

The 11-year-old boy said he thought it was just a toy and pointed it at the boy and fired.

The 6-year-old was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at St. Rose Hospital, Siena Campus.

Authorities said the 11-year-old is a sibling of the mother of the 6-year-old victim.

When detectives searched the house following the incident, they found five other handguns and rifles, all of which were taken by police.

Police continue to investigate. As of Monday afternoon, no arrests had been made.