SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A 9-year-old is dead on Syracuse’s Southwest side after being shot by his 10-year-old brother early Monday morning, according to the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office.
District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told WSYR that if charges are filed in connection with the incident, they will be handled in family court.
Officers were called to 107 Hartson Street at approximately 2:37 a.m.
Ambulance and rescue personnel arrived soon after, but the boy died from his injuries a short time later.
The name of the child is not yet being released, and police say the weapon has been recovered.
The investigation continues.
News 8 will provide additional information as it becomes available.