A 2-year-old child died after being accidentally shot by a sibling Tuesday in Western Kentucky.
The Barren County sheriff’s office said they were called to the home of an Amish family on Buck Creek Road after the shooting at about 8:45 a.m.
“The children had been sent upstairs to get some items for their parent prior to the incident taking place,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office said the juvenile sibling had been handling a loaded rifle when the toddler was shot. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
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It was the third fatal shooting of a small child in Kentucky in less than a month.
A 2-year-old boy died Aug. 15 after shooting himself in the head in Louisville.