In Belgium, a drama unfolded this Friday in Seraing, a town in the province of Liège.

A 5-year-old boy shot his little sister in the head with a pistol, reveals RTBF.

Evacuated to the hospital, the young victim, aged 2 and a half, was in critical condition.

She was immediately operated on.

On Sunday, his vital prognosis was still engaged.

The children were, with their parents, visiting friends, reports

Le Soir

.

The privileged accident track

The weapon in question, a 9mm caliber CZ38 military pistol, belonged to one of the hosts, a sports shooter who had it legally.

All the adults at the scene of the tragedy were arrested by the police to be interviewed.

They were released a few hours later.

According to the Liège prosecutor's office, the boy who shot the shot must be heard at the start of the week.

An investigation has been opened to determine the circumstances of the facts and to understand how the child was able to seize the weapon.

A ballistic expertise will be carried out.

Investigators favor the thesis of the accident.

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