A 6-year-old girl has died after being shot by her 4-year-old brother in Paulding County on Monday evening, authorities said.
The girl was identified as Millie Drew Kelly on a GoFundMe page set up to help with the family’s expenses.
The accidental shooting happened about 6 p.m. inside a car parked in the driveway of a home on Laurelcrest Lane in unincorporated Dallas, Paulding County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson previously told AJC.com.
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“They were all loaded up to leave the home and the car wouldn’t start,” Henson said. Their mother hopped out to find the source of the problem, and somehow the young boy got hold of a handgun, he said.
His sister was shot in the head. She was taken to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta location with serious injuries.
After speaking with the children’s mother, detectives believe the handgun was retrieved from the center console, and the 4-year-old accidentally discharged it.
“Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time,” Sheriff Gary Gulledge said in a statement Thursday morning.
No charges will be filed in the case, Henson said.
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