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6-Year-Old Girl Dies in Shooting in Greenwood

11:09 AM, Oct 10, 2011   |    comments
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GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 6-year-old girl playing with her cousins in Greenwood has been shot and killed after the children found a gun inside a vehicle.

Investigators say the Zykria Hackett's great-grandfather was taking care of her over the weekend and was getting ready to take the children to breakfast Sunday morning when the shooting happened.

Authorities say the children found the pistol inside a van while playing and it accidentally fired, hitting the child in the neck.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. Authorities are still investigating.

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