6-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot By 4-Year-Old Brother In Kentucky

Police said a 6-year-old girl was fatally shot by her 4-year-old brother in Hopkinsville, Ky., WSMV reported.

The children’s grandfather told WSMV that he was cleaning his pistol out and thought it was unloaded. His 4-year-old grandson then picked it up and pointed it at his older sister, he said.

The shooting appeared to be an accident, according to the grandfather.

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