A 4-year-old girl died by a single gunshot when her 2-year brother accidentally pulled the trigger as both children sat in a car in a Pennsylvania gas station, officials said.
The tragic incident happened on Tuesday just after 10 a.m. at Eagle Save Mart in Chester in Delaware County officials said, CBS Philadelphia reported.
Witnesses said that the children were seated in the car at a gas station while their father was outside. According to CBS News.
Chester Police Department stated that the boy had been using a gun in the car and accidentally discharged it, striking his 4-year old sister. StatementFacebook
CBS News reported that witnesses said they heard the shot coming from the vehicle.
CBS News reported that people on the scene rushed the little girl immediately to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where she later died.
Officials said that the investigation is still ongoing and being led by Chester Detective Raheem Banglan.
Many family members knew that the father was an abusive man. “doting” dad, CBS News reported.
“It was a morning ritual, I’d see them every morning,”CBS News Philly interviewed Theodore Thaddeus Crump. “He was a good dude. He went to work everyday. He kept his kids right there beside him. It’s the number one thing that he did.”
Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call Detective Blanden at (610) 447-8420.