Missouri girl dies after boy mishandles firearm, police say
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a 10-year-old southwest Missouri girl who was fatally shot died after a boy found a hidden handgun and “unintentionally” mishandled it.
Carthage police said in a news release Tuesday that two boys, ages 12 and 13 were present when Sa’nya LaTrinity Faith Hill was shot on Jan. 13. She was rushed to a hospital, where was declared dead several hours later.
The release didn’t say which boy mishandled the firearm.
The release described what happened as a “tragic accident” and said no charges are anticipated, although the investigatory findings will be forwarded to prosecutors for evaluation.