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Brooklyn Park, MN (KROC-AM News) - Police in a Twin Cities suburb are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that claimed the life of a young child.

A news release issued by the Brooklyn Park Police Department says officers were called to a home around 10:20 last night after receiving a report that a five-year-old boy had been shot. The officers attempted life-saving measures but the child died at the scene.

black pistol and cartridges on a black wooden table
Michal Oska

The initial investigation determined a 13-year-old boy in the home was handling a gun and at some point the weapon discharged and the bullet struck the young victim. Several other juveniles were in the home at the time and were involved in making a video for social media.

The news release indicates investigators believe, based on the preliminary information, the shooting was an accident. It also states the 13-year-old was taken into custody and is being held at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center as the investigation continues.

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