Texas 12-year-old charged with murder in fatal shooting of 10-year-old brother

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A 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old brother in Conroe, Texas, according to police.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said deputies on Saturday afternoon responded to a 911 call in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston. Authorities found the 10-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

The child was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Authorities say the 12-year-old was placed in custody in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Officials say it’s an active investigation.

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