Child Dead After Shotgun Accidentally Fired

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:48am

A 5 year-old girl died after another child, playing with a loaded gun, accidentally fired the gun hitting the young child.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department say the shooting happened at a home near Mile 11 north and Mile 2 west. Investigators found the shotgun in the bathroom of the home and identified the weapon as a 410 pump action shotgun. The young child suffered a single wound to her chest and the incident appears to be accidental.

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