Girl, 10, accidentally shot, killed in North Carolina; relative may have mishandled gun, deputies say

Police: 10-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed; relative may have mishandled gun

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. — A 10-year-old girl has died after she was accidentally shot over the weekend in North Carolina, authorities said.

According to WNCN and WTVD, the incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a Hollister home. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office determined that a relative may have mishandled a weapon, the news outlets reported.

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Authorities have not released the victim’s name or said whether anyone has been charged in connection with the shooting, according to WTVD.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

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