Sheriff: Girl,4, dies after apparent accidental shooting

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Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has died after an apparent accidental shooting in Louisiana.

News outlets report that deputies were called to a home in Chalmette on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. to investigate reports of a child being shot.

A St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office news release says the girl was taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where she was pronounced dead. A handgun that authorities believed was used has been recovered.

An investigation is ongoing.

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