ATLANTA – A 10-year-old Fayetteville boy who was shot in the head while his older brother played with a gun has died.
County coroner C.J. Mowell Jr. said the boy died Sunday and the shooting is under investigation.
Fayette County Sheriff's Lt. Belinda McCastle said the incident occurred when the boy and his 12-year-old brother were playing outside near their house Saturday afternoon.
The injured boy was flown by medical helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in critical condition.
Investigators said the 12-year-old was playing with a 9mm pistol that belonged to their father, who was at home at the time of the shooting.
McCastle said no charges have been filed. A message left with the sheriff's department was not immediatly returned Sunday afternoon.