Philadelphia boy, 12, charged after 5-year-old shoots, kills 9-year-old girl, authorities say

Police: Boy, 12, charged after 5-year-old shoots, kills 9-year-old girl

PHILADELPHIA — A 12-year-old boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 5-year-old cousin accidentally shot and killed the preteen’s 9-year-old sister in Philadelphia, authorities said.

According to WPVI and KYW, the fatal shooting occurred about 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at a Bouvier Street home. The children were home without adult supervision when the 5-year-old fired a gun at Nyssa Davis, killing her, WPVI reported.

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Investigators later arrested Davis’ 12-year-old brother, saying he gave the gun to the younger boy, according to WPVI. Authorities have not released the preteen’s name because he was charged as a minor, the news outlets reported.

Davis’ father, Blake Davis, 39, also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering child welfare, reckless endangerment and corrupting minors, as well as weapons violations, WPVI reported.

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