13-Year-Old Texas Girl Shot And Killed While Brother Cleaned His Gun

A girl in Texas died Tuesday — her 13th birthday — after her brother accidentally shot her while he was cleaning one of his guns, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Emilee Bates was fatally shot in the stomach when her 19-year-old brother’s firearm went off while cleaning the weapon. She later died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. 

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