A, 13-year-old boy in Florida reportedly shot his brother to death during an argument over food.
Police in Pasco County stated that the three brothers were home alone and started squabbling over dinner when the 13-year-old lad grabbed a handgun and shot his two siblings before killing himself.
Officers said they received a call about the shooting at 6.19pm local time on Wednesday in the city of Hudson, some 72km north of Tampa.
One of the brothers was six years and the other, 16 years old.
Police said in a statement that the older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
“This is a horrific scene,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys, a six-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food and he lost his life.”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the children’s mother was at work and a fourth son, who is 18 years old, was not at the house.