DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania 10-year-old is dead after he was allegedly shot by his uncle while the man was showing off his gun.
WNEP reports Hunter Pedersen died of a gunshot wound to the head Saturday in Delaware Township, Pennsylvania. Police say 34-year-old Chad Olm, the child’s uncle, was showing off the laser sight on his Glock 27 when the incident happened.
Court records show Olm was pointing the laser at the ceiling and walls, then allegedly pointed it at Pedersen’s head. Police think the child may have reached for the gun before Olm pulled the trigger.
Olm is charged with homicide in the shooting.
An accidental shooting in Des Moines in April took the life of four-year-old Lillium Mead. She was allegedly shot in the chest in an accidental shooting on April 21st. Police have released few details in the case, but say the shooting appears to be an accident. Investigators are still deciding whether to press charges in the case.