Police investigating fatal shooting say it’s unclear how brother, sister got gun

Published 6:59 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Police say a north Mississippi girl was fatally shot by her brother while he and several children played with a gun.

Authorities in Horn Lake tell news outlets that the shooting happened at a house near Memphis, Tennessee, on Monday while the children played unsupervised.

The 12-year-old girl was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to her chest and later died. Police say her brother, also 12, was shot through the hand before the bullet struck his sister.

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The children have not been named.

Authorities are still investigating where the gun came from and who owns it. They haven’t determined if charges will be filed.