Prosecutor: South Bend 1-year-old fatally shot by 4-year-old

A young child who was fatally shot in South Bend was struck after the accidental discharge of a gun by a 4-year-old sibling, prosecutors said Friday.

The shooting Thursday killed 1-year-old Javion Sexton, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said.

An autopsy conducted Friday found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound and the manner of death to be accidental, it said.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting.

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