An eleven year-old boy, Ayo Afolabi has allegedly shot his friend of the same age, Comfort Emmanuel with his father’s hunting gun at Ayeyemi street in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State.
Sources informed The Nation that the boy’s father, Olarewaju alleged cocked his double barrel gun and hung it on the wall of his sitting room.
The boy who was playing with his friend in his father’s sitting room, reportedly picked the gun and accidentally shot his colleague.
It was learnt that few hours after the tragic incident occurred Olarewaju who is an hunter returned from his hunting game.
Residents of the area who gathered in groups to sympertize with the bereaved family blamed the unfortunate incident on Olarewaju.
Some of the residents said the two parents are not in good term.
Already, the remains of the deceased has been deposited at the General Hospital in Ondo.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said Olarewaju has been arrested and he would be charged to court soon.