2 May 2013

US toddler shot by five-year-old brother

6:37 pm on 2 May 2013

Police in the US state of Kentucky are investigating the death of a toddler shot by her five-year-old brother.

The local coroner says the two-year-old was killed with a rifle given as a birthday gift to the boy last year.

Investigators say the children's mother was at home when the shooting happened.

The gun was kept in a corner and, unknown to the boy's family, had a bullet in it, the BBC reports.