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It is illegal in Spain for children under 14 to possess or discharge firearms, so the incident could land the boy’s father with a 6,000 euro ($7,900) fine.

The most serious shooting incident occurred in 1956 when Juan Carlos accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old brother while handling a gun during a school vacation visit to his exiled father’s home in Estoril, Portugal.

Alan Clendenning contributed to this report.