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Boy, 4, accidentally shoots dead his two-year-old brother while another toddler shoots himself

Two children were killed in gun-related incidents on the same day, just 150 miles apart in Virginia.

The first incident involved a four-year-old boy who accidentally shot dead his two-year-old brother, Tyson Aponte, Tuesday morning in Louisa County.

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Tyson was fatally shot in the chest when his older brother picked it up and fired the weapon. He died after first responders attempted CPR to save his life.

Two children were killed in gun-related incidents on the same day, just 150 miles apart in Virginia. The first incident involved a four-year-old boy who accidentally shot dead his two-year-old brother, Tyson Aponte, Tuesday morning at their Louisa County home (pictured) 

Tyson was fatally shot in the chest when his older brother picked it up and fired the weapon. He died after first responders attempted CPR to save his life

Tyson was fatally shot in the chest when his older brother picked it up and fired the weapon. He died after first responders attempted CPR to save his life

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office told WTVR that the child thought the gun was a toy when he found it and pulled the trigger.   

‘It’s of paramount importance to make sure your guns are secured and out of the reach of children and everything,’ Major Donald A. Lowe said. 

‘At least have them unloaded or a safety lock on them, whatever you have to do to keep them from being discharged accidentally,’ he told the station. 

The children’s mother was at the home when the shooting occurred. Authorities said the incident will be investigated thoroughly.

A second tragedy occurred in Roanoke, Virginia, where a two-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself. 

Police said an officer was flagged down by a vehicle just after 12pm.

A second tragedy occurred in Roanoke, Virginia, where a two-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself. Police said an officer was flagged down by a vehicle just after 12pm

A second tragedy occurred in Roanoke, Virginia, where a two-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself. Police said an officer was flagged down by a vehicle just after 12pm

A man and a woman told the officer that their two-year-old son had accidentally shot himself in their apartment (area pictured) in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive 

A man and a woman told the officer that their two-year-old son had accidentally shot himself in their apartment (area pictured) in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive 

A man and a woman told the officer that their two-year-old son had accidentally shot himself in their apartment in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive, according to WSLS.  

The officer then called 911 and Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to the scene. 

First responders took the child to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12.49pm.  

Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the shooting.

No charges have been filed in either case.  



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