A six-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his four-year-old brother at Somanya in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region.
They were reported to have been playing with the gun, which belongs to their father, whiles their parents were out of the house.
The gun is also said to have been unregistered.
According to tenants who live close to the family, they heard the sound of a gunshot, and rushed out only to find the deceased child in a pool of blood.
Citi News sources at the Somanya Police said preliminary investigations indicated that the gun was fired at a close range of about three meters, with the deceased sustaining the fatal wound to the head.
The body of the young boy has since been deposited at the Atua Government Hospital as police begin their investigations.