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Girl, 5, shoots playmate to death

Published 31/07/2014 | 21:34

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A five-year-old girl is dead in Idaho, believe to have been accidentally shot by another five-year-old

A five-year-old girl is dead after police say another five-year-old accidentally shot her.

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Bill Guiberson of the Chubbuck Police Department says emergency workers went to a home in Chubbuck, Idaho, at about 3pm Wednesday and took the victim to Portneuf Medical Centre in Pocatello. The hospital confirmed later in the evening the girl had died.

In a statement today police said adults were in the home at the time of the shooting but were in a different room.

It's unclear whether the victim lived at the residence; the statement said only that she was there "visiting with friends" when the shooting happened.

Investigators have not released the type of gun involved or said how the children got access to it.

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