Child shot by younger brother in Paulding County

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DALLAS — A Paulding County six year old is in critical condition after her four year old brother accidentally shot her in their family car Monday.

Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Laurelcrest Lane regarding a child who had been shot. When Deputies arrived on scene they began rendering aid with other first responders to a 6 year old girl who had a gunshot wound to the head. As soon as they were able, Fire and EMS personnel transported her to an Atlanta area hospital.

According to the sheriff’s office, the family was loading up in their vehicle to leave the home when the car would not start. The mother exited the vehicle to see if she could figure out what was wrong with the car and that is when she heard the shot. 

Detectives say they believe the 4 year old boy retrieved a handgun from the console of the vehicle and accidentally discharged it striking his 6 year old sister in the head, critically wounding her.

The 6 year old victim is in critical condition at an Atlanta area hospital. No charges have been filed in this case.  

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