Police: Girl, 4, fatally shot by 6-year-old in home

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP/WSPA) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been shot and killed by her 6-year-old sibling in their South Carolina home.

According to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s office, 4-year-old Carley Sinah Mack died at Spartanburg Medical Center just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Police in Spartanburg say Carley was shot accidentally when her sibling was holding a handgun and it accidentally went off. One bullet struck the girl.

The shooting has been ruled accidental and no charges will be filed.

Spartanburg Police spokesman Maj. Art Littlejohn said in a statement that officers are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting.

Authorities say one bullet hit Carley and she died at the hospital about 45 minutes later.

Littlejohn did not say whether the 6-year-old who fired the gun was the girl’s brother or sister or give any details about who owned the gun or how the child got it.

Image courtesy of WSPA

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