Family grieves death of 2-year-old in accidental shooting

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A Minneapolis two-year-old was accidentally killed on Wednesday after his 4-year-old brother was playing with a loaded handgun he found in their parents bedroom, according to the Star Tribune.

Someone in the house called 9-1-1 after shot were fired. Two-year-old Neegnco Xiong died in the ambulance. Parents Kao Xiong and Ma Vang were immediately taken for questioning and the other three children were taken into protective custody, according to the Star Tribune.

A vigil was held on Saturday to honor the boy, and the boys' father spoke, according to CBS Minnesota.

Father Kao (Lue) Xiong pleaded guilty to charges of negligent storing of firearms, according to the Star Tribune. Sentencing will be on December 13.

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