Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mississippi 6-Year-old Dead - 16-Year-old Shooter Arrested

Local news reports

A 6-year-old girl died today after suffering a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday, Warren County Coroner Doug L. Huskey said. Jamerica Ragsdale was shot in her grandmother's home in Warren County west of Vicksburg. 

A 16-year-old male living with the family, was handling a .22 caliber pistol when it discharged. The bullet went through the wall into the room where Jamerica was standing. 

"Yeah it was an accident," said Nikia Ragsdale, Jamerica's uncle. "But he shouldn't been playing with guns." 

The teenage shooter was not identified. It is not known if he is related to the family. "At this time the 16-year-old is being detained in youth detention for possession of a handgun by a minor," said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. 

"As this investigation continues all that information will be presented to the Warren County Youth Court to see if any charges are applicable to the injury of the child." 

Police are also investigating where the teen got the gun. Jamerica was pronounced dead today at 1:36 a.m. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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