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Riverside deputies probe teen's shooting of 9-year-old brother

Riverside deputies probe teen's shooting of 9-year-old brother
Map shows approximate location of fatal shooting in Perris. (Los Angeles Times)

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy who they believe was accidentally shot Saturday by his 14-year-old brother in Perris, police said.

About noon, deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a home in the 140 block of Metz Road, said Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Patty Stoyer.

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She said paramedics pronounced the 9-year-old dead at the scene.

The names of the brothers were not released.

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