JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in a southern Ohio town says there might never be an explanation for why a 12-year-old boy shot his 9-year-old half brother and then himself.
Jackson Chief Carl Eisnaugle (EYES'-naw-guhl) tells The Associated Press that it's not clear whether the first shooting was accidental. And he says it will be extremely hard to determine.
The Jackson County coroner has said each boy had a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say they lived at their grandparents' home, where the shootings occurred Wednesday in an upstairs bedroom. Authorities say the grandparents were away at the time, and that they don't believe anyone else was involved in the shootings. A .44-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.
The boys were identified as 12-year-old Austin Wiseman and Blake Campbell, 9.