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6-year-old girl dies of gunshot to head at Jacksonville home

Jacksonville Sheriff’s investigators said the gun belonged to a parent of the child.
A 6-year-old girl died after being shot in the head at her Jacksonville home, sheriff’s officials said.
A 6-year-old girl died after being shot in the head at her Jacksonville home, sheriff’s officials said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Oct. 8

JACKSONVILLE — A 6-year-old girl died after being shot in the head at her Jacksonville home, sheriff’s officials said.

The shooting happened Thursday morning and the child was later pronounced dead at the hospital, news outlets reported.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s investigators said the gun belonged to a parent of the child, WFOX reported. It was not clear who shot the gun.

Officials say the girl’s mother and two other children were at the home when the shooting happened.

The child’s name was not released. No additional details were immediately available.