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9-year-old girl killed after younger sibling finds loaded gun, shoots her in head inside Philadelphia home: cops

Added 01-21-21 03:13:02pm EST - “Police in Philadelphia are investigating the tragic death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a younger sibling inside a home where cops found at least two weapons ?" but no adults.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “9-year-old girl killed after younger sibling finds loaded gun, shoots her in head inside Philadelphia home: cops”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police in Philadelphia are investigating the tragic death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a younger sibling inside a home where cops found at least two weapons — but no adults.

The victim was left unattended with her 5-year-old and 12-year-old siblings Wednesday morning before the younger child apparently found a loaded gun and fatally shot her on the right side of her head, police told local media. The girl was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounce dead.

No one was immediately arrested, but the children’s father was expected to be charged as soon as Thursday, according to CBS affiliate KYW-TV.

The shooting shocked residents and city officials, who urged gun owners to keep their weapons locked and away from children.

“I’m devastated and angry at the loss of another precious child today to an unsecured firearm,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a tweet Wednesday night. “We know the risks these weapons pose, and we beg all those with guns in their homes to please get a free gun lock to protect children from hurting themselves or others.”

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