04/05/2012 13:22 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Two Baby Girls Shot Dead By Their Toddler Brothers In One Week


A family are dealing with unbearable grief this morning after their 16-month-old daughter was shot dead by her two-year-old brother – just days after a similar tragedy.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death on Tuesday, but it is believed that Calvuna Reese's unnamed brother accidentally pulled the trigger of a loaded gun.

The news has sent shock waves around the community in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., with one neighbour, Randy Lark, telling the local TV station: "Oh it tears me up. It really, really hurts. I'm so shocked and hurt by what happened to this child."

Randy added: "Everyone should learn from that lesson, not to leave a loaded gun around a kid."

The shooting comes just two days after a similar incident in Kentucky when 15-month-old Bella San Martin was shot dead by her three-year-old brother in their family's Kentucky home on Sunday.

Police involved said it was a tragic accident and that the parents were home at the time.

For more information on the sad story in Kentucky, watch the video news report below: