St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A child is dead after an accidental shooting in south St. Louis.
Police say 7-year-old Jermon Perry was shot in the family’s home in the 3100 block of California on Saturday afternoon.
Family spokeswoman Erica Jones says relatives believe Jermon’s 5-year-old brother found the gun in a dresser drawer in his parent’s bedroom while searching for candy and carried it back to his brother’s bedroom.
Jones says Jermon was playing a video game when he was shot and that the 5-year-old probably didn’t know the difference between a toy gun and a real one.
The 5-year-old and another brother remain at home with their family. Jones says they don’t yet understand that Jermon died and keep asking when he will come home from the hospital.