A small, Northeast Pennsylvania community is in shock following a fatal stabbing incident involving two young children.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

An 11-year-old child is dead and a 9-year-old is said to be responsible for the homicide following a scuffle over a toy.

Pennsylvania State Police say the older boy was fatally wounded as he and the younger boy had a dispute over the toy at a home on Randall Road in Ridgebury Township between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30.

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Troopers say the boys were playing with Nerf toys when a tug-o-war ensued over a Nerf gun.

Investigators say the 9-year-old was holding a knife and cut the older boy across the upper left chest.

The 11-year-old was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where he was pronounced dead after life-saving attempts failed.

The Homicide Iinvestigation is continuing. A news release from the State Police has not indicated what, if any, charges have been filed against the younger boy.

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