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5-year-old killed 7-year-old brother after finding gun while searching for Easter candy

ST. LOUIS - Relatives believe that a 5-year-old St. Louis boy fatally shot his 7-year-old brother after finding a gun while looking for candy.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jermon Perry was shot in the head Saturday afternoon.

Family spokeswoman Erica Jones says relatives believe Jermon's 5-year-old brother found the gun in a dresser drawer in his parent's bedroom while searching for candy and carried it back to his brother's bedroom.

Jones says Jermon was playing a video game when he was shot and that the 5-year-old probably didn't know the difference between a toy gun and a real one.

The 5-year-old and another brother remain at home with their family. Jones says they don't yet understand that Jermon died and keep asking when he will come home from the hospital.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com