Texas boy, 12, accused of murder in fatal shooting of younger brother

A 12-year-old boy was arrested in Texas on a murder charge Saturday after authorities said he fatally shot his younger brother.

The 10-year-old victim was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds, Lt. Scott Spencer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

Spencer said deputies found the boy after responding to a report of a shooting at a home in Conroe Saturday afternoon.

The boy was shot in the chest, he said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the 10-year-old victim,” Spencer said.

The sheriff’s office announced that the 12-year-old had been charged with homicide seven hours after the shooting.

The boy was being held at the Bernard Law Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Facility.

KTRK-TV reported that the boys’ family was shattered by way of the loss of life and arrest.

The family didn’t want to comment, but they said this has been an unspeakable tragedy, the station reported.

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