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Boston boy dies in accidental shooting by brother

BOSTON (AP) -- Police say a 9-year-old Boston boy has been shot and killed by his 14-year-old brother in what appears to be an accident.

Police said they were called to a home in the Mattapan neighborhood at about 11:30 Friday morning and found the wounded boy, who was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

Commissioner William Evans said at the scene that the 14-year-old ran away and was found a short time later. He said the older boy apparently panicked and was "very remorseful." Evans said the shooting appears to be an accident, and a "terrible tragedy."

The names of the brothers were not immediately released.

Evans said police are investigating how the boy got the gun and why the children weren't in school. He said another sibling was in the home and their mother was nearby.