A two-year-old boy lost the battle of life after his brother accidentally shot him in the head with a BB gun.
No other details were given about how the accident happened as it is only known that the child whose identity is not confirmed yet infant was accidentally shot by his older sibling.
A warning issued over BB guns, following the tragic death of 2-year old.
The pellet – most are just 6mm-wide – was lodged in his left frontal lobe, a region responsible for controlling language-related movement.
Medics said the boy underwent ‘multiple resuscitation attempts but succumbed shortly after arrival to the hospital’.
The neurological team who treated him, at the Rady Children’s Hospital, claims that he died from a diffuse traumatic brain injury.
It is reported that most injuries involving the weapons are also ‘suffered by white children’ normally boys – and ’caused by a sibling’.
Figures suggest around 3.2million nonpowder guns, such as BB ones, are sold each year in the US.