Police: 2-year-old killed after being shot by 4-year-old brother in Louisa Co., Va.

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office said the two-year-old was shot by a four-year-old brother, who thought the gun was a toy (Photo: CNN Newsource)

LOUISA Co., Va. (WSET) -- Officials in Louisa County have confirmed that a two-year-old has died after a shooting on Shannon Hill Road.

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office said two-year-old Ty Aponte was shot by his four-year-old brother, who thought the gun was a toy, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22.

The child was rushed to UVA Medical Center for treatment, where the child later died.

Authorities said the mother was at home at the time of the shooting.

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