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Police: 3-year-old shot, killed younger brother

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PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Payson's police chief says a 3-year-old boy shot his 1 1/2 -year-old brother after the boys found a handgun in a neighbor's apartment and took it to another room.
Police Chief Don Engler says his department's investigation of the Tuesday fatal shooting will take about a week. He says results will be forwarded to the Gila County Attorney's Office for a decision on whether to prosecute anybody.
Engler says the investigation centers on the securing of the handgun, which Engler says was not in plain sight in the living area of the neighbor's apartment.
The boys and their mother were visiting the neighbor when the shooting occurred, and Engler says neither adult knew the boys had the semi-automatic handgun.
Names of those involved weren't released.

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