VACAVILLE, Calif. --Vacaville police say a 2-year-old girl has died after she was allegedly shot by her older brother in the head.
Investigators said the shooting appears to be an accident.
Police are now trying to figure out how the toddler's 8-year-old sibling got possession of what appears to be his father's loaded gun.
The shooting took place at about 2:13 p.m. in the 1000 block of Syracuse Circle. Both parents were home at the time, police said.
Police said it looks like the shooting took place in the parents' bedroom with a personal gun.
The girl was taken to Vaca Valley Hospital, where she died.
Officials who did a search of the home removed six guns, rifles and handguns from inside.
The toddler's father is in active duty in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Police said by law, guns in a home must be locked up or secured if there are children inside.
Detectives questioned the parents and released them.
It's unknown if the toddler's parents will face any charges.
"She's got the greatest personality. If anything happens to her, it will kill my grandfather, it will kill my son, and it will kill me," the victim's grandmother, Anaya Shanahan, said.
Shanahan was interviewed before she was told that the toddler had died.
The investigation is ongoing.