DA: Child killed in Tate County accidental shooting

DA: Child killed in Tate County accidental shooting

TATE COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - A 7-year-old girl was killed in an accidental shooting in Tate County Thursday, according to District Attorney John Champion.

Tate County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the shooting around 1:35 p.m. at a residence on North Crockett Road.

Deputies found a small child dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.

It was initially reported that an intruder came into the home and shot the child before fleeing.

However, investigation revealed that the 7-year-old victim had been shot accidentally by her 12-year-old brother.

No charges have been filed.

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