Meridian Star

January 2, 2014

6-year-old killed in Lincoln County

The Associated Press
The Meridian Star

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing say a 6-year-old girl has been killed in what investigators believe was an accidental shooting.

Rushing tells WLBT TV (http://bit.ly/1dVQ5Rf ) the girl's 13-year-old brother was playing with his pellet gun inside the family home Wednesday morning when it went off.

The girl was taken to Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, where she died around 11 a.m.

Rushing says at this point, no charges are being filed.