9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Teen In The Head And Kills Her

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‘I lost my daughter; I’ll never be the same’: Girl, 15, fatally shot in head in West Baltimore; police ID 9-year-old as shooter – Baltimore Sun

Police say a 9-year-old boy shot and killed a 15-year-old girl while playing with a loaded handgun.

Officers responded to a shooting in West Baltimore on Saturday night, where they found a victim. They located the gun, which belonged to a female relative who works as an armed security guard.

The shooting remains under investigation by local police and the state’s attorney’s office. It is unknown how the 9-year-old boy gained access to the gun.

Detectives are trying to piece together how the gun that fatally wounded the 14-year-old girl came to be present among the group of all minors.

There are ways to minimize the chances of accidental shootings involving children, including keeping guns inside a home and keeping them locked and unloaded in a place children cannot access.

There have been several incidents involving unintentional shootings, including a teenage girl shooting her boyfriend while the two were playing with a gun and a 6-year-old boy shooting himself in the head.

There are many ways to minimize the chances of accidental shootings involving children. This includes keeping guns inside a home and keeping them locked and unloaded in a place children cannot access.

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  1. ‘I lost my daughter; I’ll never be the same’: Girl, 15, fatally shot in head in West Baltimore; police ID 9-year-old as shooter  Baltimore Sun
  2. 14-year-old girl shot, killed in Southwest Baltimore Saturday, police say  WJZ
  3. Teenage girl shot in west Baltimore dies at hospital  WBAL TV Baltimore
  4. Police say 9-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills 15-year-old girl Saturday night  Fox Baltimore
  5. Baltimore Police say 9-year-old allegedly shot, killed 15-year-old girl  CBS Baltimore
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