South Fulton girl, 5, dies after being shot by sibling at apartment

Khalis Eberhart, 5, was shot in the chest after a 3-year-old sibling found an unsecured gun and fired the weapon Thursday night at their South Fulton apartment, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Khalis Eberhart, 5, was shot in the chest after a 3-year-old sibling found an unsecured gun and fired the weapon Thursday night at their South Fulton apartment, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A 5-year-old girl was shot and killed when her 3-year-old sibling found a gun Thursday night at their South Fulton apartment.

South Fulton police detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred about 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving at the Garden of Camp Creek Apartments in the 4500 block of Washington Road.

Police confirmed reports identifying the victim as Khalis Eberhart.

South Fulton police Lt. Jubal Rogers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a bullet struck Eberhart in the chest after her 3-year-old sibling found an unsecured gun and fired the weapon.

Neighbors told Channel 2 Action News that Eberhart’s father cradled her in his arms as he ran to paramedics, who rushed the child to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died.

No arrests have been made, Rogers said Monday.

Over the weekend, Eberhart’s grandmother created a GoFundMe page to help the girl’s father pay for her final expenses. The fundraiser has collected a little more than $1,300 toward its $8,000 goal.

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