Temorej Smith and his 7-year-old sister were playing with a pink gun in his Greenville, South Carolina home.
As the two siblings were playing with the weapon, it suddenly went off and Temorej sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Greenville Police have since ruled the boy’s death an accident. No charged have been filed, but the investigation continues.
Police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said the incident tragically illustrates the importance of securing all household weapons.
“If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box,” Bragg told News 4. “At least have them out of the reach of children.”