MATTAPAN (CBS) – A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed at his home in Mattapan on Friday, police said. The boy’s 14-year-old brother is now facing charges in connection with the death.
The victim, a fourth grader at the James W. Hennigan School was shot once in the chest around 11:30 a.m. inside a home at 617 Morton Street.
He was rushed to Boston Medical Center where he died. His name has not been released yet.
Officers say the 14-year-old suspect ran off after the shooting, which they believe was accidental.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports