The 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer has died after being shot by a younger sibling.
The girl died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Sunday.
The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the officer's parked van in Stanwood. The sibling, whose age and gender have not been released, found a loaded handgun in the vehicle and fired it, striking the girl, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating.
The vehicle was parked across the street from Stanwood's City Hall near the intersection of Highway 532 and 102nd Avenue NE. The children's parents were standing by the van when the shooting happened, talking with their friend, local artist Jack Gunter.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Officer's Daughter, 7, Dies after Being Shot by Younger Sibling
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