Boy, 6, Shot By Playmate Dies

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (April 10, 2013)—Brandon Holt, a 6-year-old southern New Jersey boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, has died from his wounds, Ocean County, N.J., prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave confirmed.

He declined to provide further details.

Authorities say the two boys were playing outside Monday night when the 4-year-old boy got a .22-caliber rifle from his Toms River, N.J., home and it accidentally discharged.

The children were about 15 yards apart at the time.

The 4-year-old wasn't injured.

No criminal charges have been filed, but authorities are investigating.


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