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A California Father, 10-Year-Old Arrested After Boy Fatally Shoots Another Child

A California 10-year-old and his father were arrested after authorities say the child used his father’s stolen gun to fatally shoot another child over the weekend.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a parking lot at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and found a child bleeding from his head and neck. The victim, also a 10-year-old boy, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. He was identified as Keith “KJ” Frierson, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office confirmed to USA TODAY.

According to witnesses and other evidence at the scene, the child who was eventually arrested went into his father’s car to get him cigarettes, and got a gun out of the car, the sheriff’s office said. The boy bragged that his father had a gun. The boy then shot the victim once and ran into a nearby apartment, authorities said.

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