I'm sure you're correct, they do not allow 5 year olds to take part.
That said, I also doubt that regardless of how old he may be that
there was any intent to shoot at such close range on the part of
the shooter. Haven't you ever found yourself in a similar situation,
either as a shooter of someone or as the target of a close shot?
Keep in mind, this apparently occured in the process of trying to
clear a maze like structure, not in an open area.
Andy Van Der Plaats
J-9, Office of the CofS, SHAEF
"in bello, parvis momentis magni casus intercedunt"
19520 Cotton Bay
North Ft. Myers, FL 33917