10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Accidental Shooting During Target Practice

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December 23, 2013 10:11 a.m.

A 10-year-old girl died Monday morning from gunshot wounds she suffered after an accidental shooting the day before, according to West Virginia’s Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials initially said that the girl and a 9-year-old boy were doing target practice with a 410 shotgun in Quick Virginia when the shooting occurred, according to West Virginia’s MetroNews.

Police said the girl suffered wounds to her chest and arm. The Charleston Gazette reported that an investigation is under way.

Correction: The headline for this post originally said the girl’s age was 9-years old. She was actually 10.

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