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Neighbors of Young Boy Killed in Accidental Shooting Speak

Holly Brooks is still in disbelief that her neighbors are now mourning the loss of their four-year-old son, after the boy got ahold of a gun, and accidentally shot himself.

 "It's devastating for anyone. It's just horrific, more than your heart can hold," said Brooks.

 The Jackson County sheriff says the boy's mother called her husband, a county deputy, before she called 9-1-1.

 Brooks says the boy's father was the first to arrive on scene, coming down the road so fast that he almost spun out.

 "I heard the police car coming really fast. It was astronomical that he even made the corner," Brooks said.

 State Police are now handling the investigation. In the meantime, Sgt. Cathy Fitzgerald is asking that the public show support for the family in mourning.

"All law enforcement is grieving for the family at this time however we are conducting an investigation. We ask that the community support the deputy," said Fitzgerald.

 Brooks remembers the young boy as a fun-loving kid, often seeing him play with his siblings outside in the yard.

"Oh you see the children all the time. They have a swingset and they play out there and you always see them," said Brooks.

As the family now tries to cope with the loss of their little boy, Brooks says the community is with them.

"The support of everyone goes out to them. All our hearts go out to them."



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