Tweens shooting tweens

Two children under the age of twelve were shot and killed by other children who were playing with loaded guns this weekend.

An investigation into an apparent gun accident in Waycross involving a 10-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother is ongoing.

Sheriff's deputies say a 10-year-old south Georgia girl is dead after a shooting involving her brother that appears to be an accident.

Ware County sheriff's officials say a 911 call was made around 1 p.m. Friday to report the shooting at the home on Jana Lane, near Waycross.

Deputies said the 10-year-old asked her brother to hold a 12-gauge shotgun. They say the brother was in the process of removing the ammunition when the gun fired, killing her.

Deputies attempted to give first aid when they arrived, but were not able to keep the 10-year-old alive.

Sheriff's officials are still investigating, but said all indications are that the shooting was an accident.

An 11-year-old boy was also shot and killed over the weekend in west Savannah while he and a friend were playing with a gun.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say a 12-year-old, who they described as a playmate, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18.

Police say the boys were handling a gun at a house on Church Street around 9 p.m. Friday when it fired.

Police said the 11-year-old, Montrez Burroughs, was pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.

The 12-year-old was being held at a regional youth detention center as the investigation continued Saturday.


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