A 6-year-old Georgia girl has died after her 4-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the head in a car outside their home.
According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office; the deceased girl, identified as Millie Drew Kelly was shot Monday evening at their subdivision about a 40-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta. The siblings were in a car in their driveway, preparing to go to the boy’s baseball game, when the vehicle failed to start.
According to the authorities; Their mother got down from the car while trying to figure out what was wrong with the car. The boy took a gun from the car’s console and accidentally fired it while his mother was outside, with the bullet hitting his sister in the head. Emergency responders were called and she was taken to an Atlanta-area hospital.
Two days later, detectives got the information that the girl had passed on. Detectives determined that no charges will be filed. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ashley Henson said Saturday morning; “It’s just a really sad situation, Just based on all the evidence and the entire situation, we felt like charges were not warranted in this particular case.”
Sheriff Gary Gulledge said in a news release that his officers‘ “hearts break for this family, and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.” “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again.”