The police arrested a 13-year-old (symbol picture)
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In the United States, a five-year-old boy was shot dead while a group of teenagers tried to make a video for online networks on Thanksgiving.
Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, said a 13-year-old was suspected of tampering with a firearm and accidentally firing it.
He was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center.
As the police announced on Facebook, the incident occurred on Thursday evening.
Several other young people were there when the shot broke off.
According to the Gun violence Archives website, at least 35 other people died from firearms on Thanksgiving, one of the most important holidays in the United States.
A five-year-old girl died in South Fulton, a suburb of Atlanta.
Her family said on WCB-TV that the girl accidentally triggered a gun lying on a chair.
The police said on Fox television that a three-year-old child accidentally shot.
More than 40,000 firearms dead since the beginning of the year
In Philadelphia, a 25-year-old man died from a stray bullet while dining with his family.
The police suspected a 19-year-old who was thrown out together with his girlfriend at a party in the neighborhood, a local broadcaster reported.
Firearm violence has increased in the United States since the beginning of the corona pandemic.
According to the Gun violence Archive, more than 40,000 people have died since the beginning of the year, including suicide.
Among the victims are 274 children under the age of twelve.
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