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Two-year-old gunshot victim identified

July 11, 2010 |  5:43 pm

Authorities have identified the 2-year-old San Fernando Valley boy who was shot and killed Friday by his brother in what police described as a tragic accident.

Enjae Rugley of Northridge was discovered with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso at a residence in the 16700 block Parthenia Street about 5:50 p.m, Los Angeles police and a coroner’s investigator said Sunday.

Detectives determined that the boy’s 9-year-old brother had accidentally shot the toddler while playing with a loaded firearm. The toddler was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

KTLA reported that the older boy found the gun inside a closet. No other information was given.

-- Corina Knoll and Ruben Vives