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5-year-old boy accidentally shoots 4-year-old sister

Posted on May 4, 2008. Filed under: accident, Indiana |

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Indianapolis police say a 5-year-old boy playing with his father’s semiautomatic handgun accidentally shot and killed his younger sister.

Four-year-old Makayla Booher was shot in the head Sunday morning and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say her brother had taken her father’s pistol from the top shelf of a bookcase to play and pointed it at his sister and pulled the trigger.

Police say there was no magazine in the gun, but there was a round in the chamber.

The father, 24-year-old James Booher, was home at the time, along with a 15-year-old stepsister of the children. Police plan to talk to prosecutors about whether neglect charges should be filed against the father. More on WSBT South Bend

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