APTN National News
An 11-year old boy is dead after a shooting on the Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba.
According to the RCMP, three young boys were playing in a house when they located a firearm.
A 12-year old boy was handling the firearm when it was fired striking and killing the 11-year old.
Police said the firearm was improperly stored and a 12-year-old is charged with criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm.
His father will be charged with careless storage of a firearm.
Garden Hill First Nation is a signatory of Treaty 5 and is a fly in community about 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
It has a population of about 5,000 on reserve.