Toddler shoots, kills 4 year-old sister as they sit in car at gas station

A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 2-year-old brother when the boy apparently picked up and fired a gun he found in the car the two were sitting in, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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The shooting happened outside of a Chester, Pennsylvania, gas station just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

The child, who was not named, was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Chester police say they believe the 2-year-old was handling a gun left in the car. An adult was pumping gas into the car at the time of the shooting, according to reports.

The family lives in the area and is known to frequent the store, KYW-TV reported.

Chester detective Rhaheem Blanden identified the children as siblings.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said detectives from his office were helping Chester police investigate the shooting, the Inquirer reported.

“Everybody in the community of Chester, in Delaware County, myself included, all of us are just heartbroken to think of what happened to this poor child,” Stollsteimer said.

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