Boy, 5, accidentally kills sister with gun he received as gift

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A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little sister with a gun he received as a gift.

2-year-old Caroline Starks was taken to the hospital in Cumberland County, Kentucky Monday, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say it was an accident and the children’s mother was home at the time.

The gun used in the incident is called a Crickett.

They’re child-sized rifles specifically marketed to kids.

Authorities say the little boy was used to shooting the gun and it was kept in a corner of their home.

The family did not realize a shell had been left in the chamber.


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