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Manitoba father charged with firearm offence after son shot dead by brother Add to ...

The father of a boy shot dead by his brother has been charged with unsafe storage of a firearm.

RCMP laid charge against the 34-year-old man from Sagkeeng First Nation after the November shooting of his nine-year-old son.

The boy was shot accidentally by his 14-year-old brother at their home, about 145 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

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The young boy was shot once and taken to hospital with upper body injuries, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The shooting shook the close-knit reserve and prompted a serious discussion about hunting safety.

RCMP say no further charges are anticipated.



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