11 year old NC girl killed in accidental shooting www.privateofficer.com
MORVEN, N.C. Feb 27 2011– An 11-year-old girl is dead after her 10-year-old brother accidentally shot her.
The Anson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called out to Sandy Ridge Church Road shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night.
When they arrived on scene, the girl was found unresponsive and deputies began CPR.
The girl was taken to the Anson County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators say the .22 caliber rifle was in a closet at the home.
They say the girl’s brother got the gun and accidental fired it, hitting his sister just below the eye.
Sheriff Tommy Allen said in a statement, “This appears to be a terrible accident. This is something that should never have happened, but then it does. We preach over and over that guns must be stored in a safe place, where inquisitive children cannot get to them.”
Sheriff Allen says even though everything with this incident points to an accidental shooting, the case will still be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office and DSS for further review.