Shooting Investigation

Jul 1, 2013 4:53 AM

Boy Accidentally Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister

A 6-year-old western Kentucky girl died after her 4-year-old brother accidentally shot her.

According to WSMV in Nashville, Hopkinsville police say the children's grandfather got the pistol out to clean it Sunday morning and thought it was unloaded. The boy picked up the gun and pointed it at his sister. As he did, the pistol went off, hitting the girl in the mouth. The bullet lodged in her spine.

The victim was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital. Doctors took her off life support Sunday night.

Officials have not released this child's name.

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