An 11-year-old boy in the US has been charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a toddler in Detroit.
The older boy allegedly shot the three-year-old boy in the face on Monday, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy told local media the older boy was visiting his father's house on Detroit's east side when he found a gun in a bedroom closet.
He tossed it out of the bedroom window, retrieved it outside and took it into a parked vehicle where the toddler joined him.
A short time later the 11-year-old shot the little boy dead.
"I cannot remember a time where we have charged someone so young with taking a life," Worthy said in a statement.
"Very unfortunately and very tragically, the alleged facts in this case demanded it."
Neither boy has been named.