5-year-old Ohio boy shoots ‘self in head, dies while playing with gun

A 5-year-old Ohio boy was shot in the head Saturday, apparently while playing with a gun in his home, police and relatives say.

Sincere Peek, who turned 5 last month, was upstairs at his Cincinnati home when shots rang out, the boys’ mother said.

‘[Mom] said she thought he was going to use the bathroom and he went upstairs and then she just heard a “boom, boom” like two times and then just heard something drop,’ Sincere’s sister, Feneshia McCrary, told WLWT.

   

Sincere, remember as a bright boy with a warm smile, loved riding his bike and playing with friendsSincere’s 11-year-old brother, Omarion, was sleeping at the time. He woke up to the sound of gunshots — and found his little brother while his heart was still beating.

‘I pick him up and I carry him,’ Omarion told WCPO.

‘I ran with him all the way downstairs, told my mama, “Call 911,” — ran to the neighbors.

The mother attempted to revive the boy while she called 911.

Sincere was rushed to Children’s Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Police is yet to say who fired the shots or who owned the gun.

Lt. Steve Sanders, of the Cincinnati Police Department, said initial reports indicate Sincere may have shot himself with playing with a gun, WCPO reported.

But the spokesman added if may be too early to know for sure and police continue to investigate the death.

‘I never would think that this would hit home and it just hurts so bad,’ McCray told WLWT.

‘I’m trying to stay strong for my mother, but it’s like how, just how can you stay strong?’

Family members are distraught as they remember Sincere as a bright boy with a warm smile. He loved riding his bicycle and enjoyed playing with his friends.

‘I just ask God, ‘Why? Just, why us?’ McCrary told WLWT.

She added: ‘I’ll miss seeing his smile.

‘Every time I see him, he always come up to me and he always say, ‘What’s up, Ne?’ and shakes my hand.’

Sincere's sister, Feneshia, says the family is trying to stay strong in the aftermath of the tragedy

The shooting happened in the city’s Madisonville neighborhood and was the second this week involving a young child.

Police say a man and a 2-year-old child were shot and wounded as the man was placing the child in a vehicle Wednesday night.

Ernest Cephas, 35, has been arrested on charges of felonious assault.

The shooting happened in the second floor of this home, while the boy apparently played with a gun

Source: The DailyMail

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