Eight-year-old boy shot by six-year-old is brain dead

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 6, 2013 2:54 PM
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(Hershey) -- An 8-year-old boy has been declared brain-dead -- four days after a younger boy accidentally shot him in a Shippensburg-area home. 

Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall says the boy was being kept on life support at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where his organs were to be harvested for transplantation.

Hall says the cause and manner of death won't be released until after an autopsy planned for Monday. He's not identifying the boy at this time. 

Police have said the child was shot by a 6-year-old boy on Sunday while an adult slept. Their docments allege the home wasn't fit for children because of trash and debris.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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