Louisiana State Police say a 12-year-old shot and killed his seven-year-old brother in Lake Providence Monday.

Trooper Michael Reichardt says the two youngsters were together when the shooting occurred. They are still investigating how the older juvenile got a hold of a weapon.

"It was determined at some point yesterday, a 12-year-old and a 7-year-old juvenile was in a bedroom at a residence.  The 12-year-old had the gun and at some point, the gun went off and killed the 7-year-old."

The seven-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Six children were at home at the time of the shooting while their mother was at work. Reichardt says it’s an active and on-going investigation.

"That's part of the investigation still for us to do a full and complete investigation.  But at this time no charges have been filed against the 12-year-old, but that's something that could change."

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