6-year-old boy playing with a gun shoots 4-year-old brother in the head, killing him

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EAST ORANGE, New Jersey — Authorities say a six-year-old New Jersey boy playing with a gun fatally shot his four-year-old brother in the head.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says the children were at their home in East Orange when the shooting occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25th.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly says the child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:26 p.m. He says the shooting apparently was an accident.

He says the boy’s mother, 22-year-old Itiyanah Spruill, has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and a weapons violation. Bail was set at $310,000. He says she was jailed, pending arraignment.

A city spokeswoman says the gun belonged to the boy’s mother. It wasn’t immediately known how the six-year-old got the gun.


  • Trump 2016

    Typical liberal propaganda using stories like this to pass them taking away freedoms of White Americans.

    • Opinion8d

      You called it…..320 million people in the US and almost as many guns. Yet, a tragedy like this gets national attention so everyone can become outraged ‘at guns’ and not the true cause of the incident…..

  • Z

    Go ask one of these radical libs what new law they could have passes that would have prevented this from happening. Then sit back and enjoy the silence as they sit there confused, that is until they call you a racist or homophobe or some other off-topic insult.

  • Etien De Lamothe Cassel

    Quee Quee has some fabulous nails and a high class neck tattoo doe…..she dindu nuffin…..

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