9-year-old Missouri child dies from gunshot wound

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TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. – The Texas County Sheriff’s Office has announced a 9-year-old child has died from a gunshot wound.

Monday evening deputies went to a home on Nagle Drive in Elk Creek for a report of a child who had been shot.

The investigation revealed that the victim was shot by a younger sibling.

The children were playing outside the residence and gained access to a rifle in a parked vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

All child deaths are subject to a full investigation.

Sheriff Scott Lindsey said, “There is nothing more tragic than the loss of a child, I would ask that you join me in praying for comfort for those affected by this incident. This tragedy is also a reminder to all of us that are parents to examine hazards, such as storage of firearms or any other dangerous item that children might have access to.”

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