A child in Souq al-Jumaa neighbourhood has died of his wounds after being shot accidentally by his sister, who was a minor child with autism.

The Tripoli Security Directorate said in a statement that the incident was reported at the police station of Souq al-Jumaa Municipality on Saturday.

The police held the child's father responsible for the accident, as he neglected to hide the pistol, which it confirmed was licensed.

The security directorate confirmed that the police forces were immediately deployed to the scene and seized the crime weapon before proceeding with the legal measures.