Boy shoots six-year-old brother dead after row over food

A 13-year-old boy shot dead his six-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old sibling, then fatally turned the gun on himself after an argument over food, police in Florida have said.

The shooting happened shortly after 6pm local time in Hudson, a community in the state’s Pasco County, about an hour from Tampa.

Pasco County sheriff Chris Nocco said the teenager used a handgun during the shooting in the family’s mobile home.

The wounded 16-year-old brother, whose injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, raised the alarm.

Mr Nocco said the shooting occurred while the boy's mother was at work and an 18-year-old brother was not at home, a mobile park north of Tampa.

“This is a horrific scene,” he said. “This is a nightmare.”

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