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Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - The ATF is now part of the investigation into the shooting death of a 7 year old Lexington County girl.

Lexington deputies say Juliet Lynch died when a 5 year old found a loaded gun in the trunk of a car, and accidentally fired it. Another 5 year old was also hurt in the shooting.

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Lexington Sheriff James Metts tells News19 that the ATF is now investigating because there may be federal violations as well. The sheriff says the gun owner may have had the gun illegally.

Charges have not yet been filed.

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