Published March 21, 2013
A Florida boy who was accidentally shot in the head by his teen brother with a BB gun last week died Wednesday night from his injuries, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
Investigators told the station that the boys were recently given Daisy Powerline 880S BB guns. They were firing at targets when Skyler Richardson's 13-year-old brother accidentally shot him at close range.
The BB hit Richardson above the right ear and penetrated his skull, Polk County Sheriff office told FoxNews.com. He was unconscious when he arrived at the hospital.
NewsChief.com reported that Heather Richardson, the mother and her boyfriend were at the house when the shooting occurred and was checking on the two while cooking dinner. The older son told investigators that he pumped the gun several times and pointed it at his brother, the report said. The more pumps the faster the shot.
Skyler, who lived in Polk County, had been airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa Bay.