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1-year-old Dallas area girl dies in accidental shooting, teen in custody

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 11/26/2020 Theresa Braine

A 1-year-old Dallas-area girl died after being shot in the head in an apparently accidental shooting that also wounded her 9-year-old brother.

A 14-year-old was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and with making a firearm accessible to a child, both Class A misdemeanors, and was booked into the Van Zandt County Juvenile Detention Facility, according to local news site inForney.com.

Police are continuing to investigate. © Provided by New York Daily News Police are continuing to investigate.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Police in Forney, Texas, about 25 miles east of Dallas, were still unraveling the details of what happened in the Tuesday night shooting.

The 14-year-old was the alleged owner of the gun, inForney reported, and was a neighbor to the injured children.

According to inForney, three juvenile children were left alone in the house while their single parent ran an errand. Investigators said the 14-year-old neighbor stopped by with a loaded handgun and was invited inside. The rest is under investigation, inForney reported, noting that the 9-year-old’s finger was severed in the shooting.

The 14-year-old’s home was being searched, and the investigation was still ongoing into what appeared to be an accidental shooting, KTVT-TV reported.

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