5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot by 6-Year-Old Brother in Indiana; Parents Arrested

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Tuesday afternoon, a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot by her 6-year-old brother in their Muncie home.

Authorities were summoned to a residence in the 2800 block of South Monroe Street shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to the Muncie Police Department.

When the authorities arrived, they discovered the shooting victim inside the residence. She was transported to the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she was declared dead.

Kimberly and Jacob Grayson, the parents of the kids, were arrested for neglect of a dependent resulting in death and several felonies of neglect of a dependent.

According to court documents, the kid informed officers that he retrieved the firearm from a safe in his parents’ bedroom as his mother slept. The child told authorities that he was able to unlock the safe and obtain the gun because the key had been left in the keyhole.

The child told authorities he accidently shot his sister while playing with the pistol.

During an interview with the police, Kimberly stated that she barely slept for five minutes.

Police had spoken with Jacob, who stated that his kid had previously gotten into the safe. Jacob stated that he relocated the safe from its prior place after his son accessed it, but he conceded that the new spot was still within the child’s reach.

Jacob and Kimberly reported to authorities that they took their son to a firing range to teach him how to fire a gun.

According to court filings, officers described the living conditions inside the residence as “deplorable,” citing the presence of food, trash, animal feces, and messy furniture.