Tragic: 4-year-old girl shot and killed by her 3-year-old sister after they found an unsecured gun in an apartment in Texas – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Tragic: 4-year-old girl shot and killed by her 3-year-old sister after they found an unsecured gun in an apartment in Texas




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In a case that is being described as heartbreaking, a 4-year-old girl has been killed by her 3-year-old sister after the toddlers found a gun in their home in Texas.

According to the Metro, the little girls were playing in a room in a Houston apartment.  There were five adults in the apartment as well but sheriffs feel that one parent thought the other was looking after the children, whereas in fact neither one was and they were playing alone.

After hearing a single gunshot, the adults ran to the room and made a shocking discovery, as the 4-year-old was found unresponsive.  Attempts to revive her failed and she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

While no charges have been made against the adults in the house, it is thought that this could happen, with County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reminding people that gun owners had to be responsible with their weapons, and ensure that there were kept out of the reach of children and securely locked away.

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