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A 6-year-old New Jersey boy has died after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate as their parents stood in the yard nearby, a local police chief said.
Brandon Holt was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, according to Toms River police Chief Michael Mastronardy.
It was the second incident in the United States in recent days involving young children accidentally shooting others.

Brandon was playing in and around the 4-year-old's Toms River home on Monday evening when the younger child left the yard and went inside, police explained.
"The 4-year-old ... retrieved a rifle within the house, a .22-caliber rifle, came outside," Mastronardy told reporters earlier Tuesday. "... A shot went out and the 6-year-old was struck in the head."

Daniel Watkins, uncle of the 6-year-old boy, told CNN affiliate WCBS that the two children were friends.

"It's really difficult to deal with," Watkins said. "This is something that shouldn't have happened. It's horrible."

Only banning guns would.

Availability = Access. Accesss = Opportunity. Opportunity = Tragedy, accidental or otherwise.

Step-by-step, it must be done.

Originally posted to koNko on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:41 AM PDT.

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

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