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Man Charged After Child Shoots & Kills Another Child

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Police in Lakewood are investigating a deadly shooting of a 5-year-old child by another child. (credit: CBS)

Police in Lakewood are investigating a deadly shooting of a 5-year-old child by another child. (credit: CBS)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Lakewood have arrested a man on child abuse resulting in death charges after a child allegedly shot and killed another child.

Police said a 3-year-old child shot and killed a 5-year-old child at about 9:45 a.m. Friday. Officers rushed to the 1600 block of Iris St. in Lakewood on reports of the shooting.

The 5-year-old had been shot in the chest and died at the hospital. Police investigating said the shooting appeared to be accidental.

The man is facing charges of child abuse resulting in death and criminal negligence. The man’s relation to the 3-year-old and 5-year-old child who was killed is unknown.

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