PERRIS, Calif. -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old brother in Perris Saturday afternoon, Riverside County sheriff's deputies said.
Deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 140 block of Metz Road at about 12:10 p.m. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The city's mayor lives nearby and was briefed by investigators.
"The gun was in a box covered up...They found it, pulled it out, started playing with it and one shot the other," Perris Mayor Daryl Busch said.
Busch says the family bought the home and moved in about 6-8 months ago.
The names of the brothers were not released. The Perris Police Department Investigations Bureau is leading the investigation.
Anyone with further information was encouraged to contact Investigator Negrete at (951) 210-1045.