JERSEY SHORE-- A Toms River 6-year-old who was shot in the head by a 4-year-old died Tuesday, according to Toms River police.
Brandon Holt died almost a day after he was shot in the McCormick Drive yard of the 4-year-old.
Other weapons were found at the scene of the Monday night shooting, according to Toms River Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy.
Mastronardy said that the boy obtained a .22 caliber rifle from inside the residence. The state Division of Youth and Family Services were also called to the scene because there were three other children in the home.
The parents were "nearby" when the incident occurred, the chief said. The mother of the 4-year-old called 911.
The 6-year-old was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with a head injury and was in serious condition until around 5 p.m. Tuesday, the chief said.
The shooting occurred in the Cedar Grove area of the township, according to Toms River schools Assistant Superintendent James Hauenstein, who received the news during a New Jersey School Boards Association meeting Monday night.
The children were outside the home when the 4-year-old boy went inside to get the rifle, and then shot the 6-year-old about 15 yards away, the chief said. Mastronardy did not say if the 4-year-old pulled the trigger, or if the rifle accidentally discharged.
The 4-year-old's parents were home at the time, but no names have been released.
Authorities were on scene at a McCormick Drive home Monday night and had the yard cordoned off with yellow tape. Toms River police and county vehicles remained on the scene.
Hauenstein said that the victim is a student at Saint Joseph's Grade School. He said that Toms River schools officials will be available to provide counseling services to students at Cedar Grove Elementary and Saint Joseph's.