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A 12-year-old boy was mistakenly shot dead by his own brother after he mistook him for a home intruder according to authorities in Florida.

The 16-year-old was home alone on Friday afternoon when he told Orlando police that a noise inside his gated Lake Nona home prompted him to grab a gun and mistakenly shoot the boy dead in the chest.

'He heard some noises and he called out for his brother and he didn’t answer and so then his brother startled him,' Orlando Police Department Detective Mike Moreschi told WFTV.

And in a gated community!  WTF is wrong with these parents?

Originally posted to dov12348 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:33 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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