Boy, 4, accidentally shot dead by brother

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 30 2013 02:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2013 10:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A four-year-old boy was accidentally gunned down by his seven-year-old brother in Bantayan Island in Cebu.

Police said prior to the incident, the seven-year-old boy was playing with a .45-caliber pistol with his little brother inside their parents' room.

The four-year-old child sustained a gunshot wound in the mouth.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bantayan District Hospital.

Investigators said the parents have denied ownership of the gun.

Workers from the Social Welfare Department have taken custody of the seven-year-old kid. -- Report from Reno Tallada, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas; ANC