Millie Drew Kelly
Photo: GoFundMe
Photo: GoFundMe

Girl, 6, in critical condition after accidental shooting

A 6-year-old girl remains in critical condition Tuesday after she was shot by her 4-year-old brother in Paulding County on Monday evening, authorities said. 

Deputies were called about 6 p.m. to a home on Laurelcrest Lane in unincorporated Dallas after the girl was shot inside a vehicle parked in the driveway, Paulding County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson told AJC.com.

The girl was identified as Millie Drew Kelly on a GoFundMe page set up to help with the family’s expenses.

“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. 

No charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning, Henson said. 

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.

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