Six-year-old dies in home shooting

July 1, 2011

Police are investigating the shooting of a 6-year-old boy, who died south of Martinsville late Thursday night. The boy and his 11-year-old brother were reportedly home alone when a rifle went off, striking the 6-year-old in the head. The child was flown by air ambulance to Riley Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead. Police said they believe the shooting was accidental.