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3-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators in Bradley County say a 3-year-old girl has died after accidentally shooting herself at home.

The Bradley County sheriff’s office said Wednesday the girl and a 2-year-old cousin were playing when they apparently found a .45-caliber handgun. She was shot near the left eye and died later at SkyRidge Medical Center.

The name of the victim was not immediately released pending notification of all relatives. Investigators said the residence is the home of a state trooper.

The girl’s mother was home and called 911.

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