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7-year-old fatally shoots 5-year-old child in eastern Kentucky

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MCKEE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a 7-year-old child fatally shot a 5-year-old child inside a home in Kentucky. State police say an initial investigation determined that it was accidental. A state police statement says life-saving measures were attempted, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County coroner. An investigation continues and police did not release any identities. The Giffords Law Center says Kentucky doesn’t penalize people who fail to secure an unattended firearm. Everytown for Gun Safety tracks reported shootings. The advocacy group has tallied more than 150 unintentional shootings by children across the U.S. so far this year, including three others in Kentucky.

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