Police: Girl accidentally shot, killed by older sibling

PALM BAY, Fla. — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl was accidentally shot in the head by an older sibling and later died. Florida Today reports that the shooting occurred Tuesday evening at a Palm Bay apartment. Detectives initially investigated whether the gunshot was self-inflicted but later determined she had been with a 10-year-old sibling. Responding Palm Bay police officers attempted to resuscitate the child. Paramedics took her to a hospital in nearby Melbourne, where she died early Wednesday morning. It wasn’t immediately known where the sibling obtained the firearm or if it belonged to anyone in the apartment.

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