Girl fatally shot by brother in apparent accident

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A coroner says a 12-year-old girl has been killed by her brother in an apparent accidental shooting.

Boyd County Coroner Mark Hammond told The Independent (http://bit.ly/1UANbHC) that 12-year-old Halee Marshall, who was a seventh-grade student at Boyd County Middle School, was shot once Monday evening and died at the scene.

He said the family was unloading a pickup truck as they moved into a new home in Catlettsburg when Marshall’s brother accidentally fired the gun. Hammond said the girl’s brother said he had cleaned the gun and didn’t remember reloading it.

The newspaper reports grief counselors were dispatched on Tuesday to Boyd County Middle School.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

 

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