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Five-Year-Old Shot In Head Dies

6:49 PM, Feb 26, 2006   |    comments
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By Grayson Kamm First Coast News JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A five-year-old girl is dead after being shot in the head inside a Northside apartment. It happened Saturday at the River Oaks Apartments on Harts Road. Emergency teams rushed the girl to Shands Jacksonville. Last night she was in critical condition but passed away Sunday morning. Police say there were a few other people inside the apartment when the shot was fired. Detectives say the girl's eight-year-old brother squeezed the trigger. They believe it was an accident. The little girl's uncle talked only to First Coast News before heading to the hospital. He had been coming over to take his niece out for pizza when he heard the news. "And they say she had been shot! And, I'm like, 'Shot where? Shot how?' I'm thinking with a BB gun or something. And then, as I'm riding [to the apartment], they call to say she'd been shot in the head. I'm like, 'The head!'" her uncle, George Webb, said. Webb said the girl's mother had run to the laundry room for just a minute, "put her clothes in the dryer, and [come] back. And as she was getting out of the car, somebody said that a baby had been shot, and she didn't even know it was her own child." Officers said it looks like the gun came from somewhere inside the apartment. Police have no suspects in custody and say they are not actively searching for anyone. They say the shooting may have been an accident. Stay with First Coast News and firstcoastnews.com for continuing coverage. Related article:

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