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3 Year Old Dies After Accidental Shooting

A three year old is dead after an accidental shooting in Joplin this morning.

JOPLIN, MO.---  Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland says a three-year-old girl was shot at a home in the Bykota Mobile Home Park. Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, a Newton County ambulance responded to the residence where it was reported a child had fallen and hit her head. Once paramedics arrived, they determined the child had in fact had a gun shot wound. 

The mother says the three-year-old and a six-year-old were playing in the house while she was in another room. The mother says she heard a loud noise and went into the room where she saw blood on the edge of the dresser. Sheriff Copeland says the six-year-old is currently with the Department of Family Services.

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