DALLAS — A Paulding County 6-year-old who was accidentally shot by her 4-year-old brother in the family’s car Monday has died.
Paulding Police officials confirmed the death of the child, Millie Drew Kelly Thursday morning.
“Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time,” Said Paulding Sheriff Gary Gulledge. “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again,” he said.
Detectives say no charges will be filed in this case.
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, fatally wounding her.
Millie attended a private school in Cherokee County.