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Crime: Thanksgiving Shooting Sees 3-Year-Old Firing Gun, Fatally Hitting 5-Year-Old Cousin

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A 13- year - old boy in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, accidentally shot and killed a 5 - year - old relative on Thanksgiving , according to police. The shooting occurred after 10 p.m. on Thursday, per CBS Minnesota who reported the two children are related. It's unclear how children at the Thanksgiving "First arriving officers located a victim of a single gun shot to the head and began life saving actions that were ultimately unsuccessful. A firearm, and the person responsible for firing it were located at the scene," it read. Brooklyn Park Police Deputy Chief Mark Bruley told CBS Minnesota that the shooting

a Georgia 5 - year - old was fatally shot on Thanksgiving Day: her family says she hit a loaded gun sitting on Gross reckless endangerment leading to all but assured outcome - someone being shot . My first trip to Georgia was this year and a deputy at the table left his firearm on the table next to me.

A 3-year-old toddler fatally shot a 5-year-old cousin on Thanksgiving in Georgia after using a handgun that belonged to the toddler's father, according to the police.

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The South Fulton police told Newsweek on Sunday that the five-year-old girl Khalis Eberhart died after being shot in the chest at The Gardens at Camp Creek Apartment Houses. She was later taken to the hospital as she was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The police said that the three-year-old boy "located an unsecured firearm and fired the weapon, striking the victim."

The South Fulton police didn't reveal any further details about the events that led up to the incident or how the gun was accessed.

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A FAMILY is mourning after a shooting on Thanksgiving took the life of a five - year - old girl who was rushed to the hospital in her dad's arms only mont. Khalis’ mother died earlier in the year, says the grandmother, leaving her father to care for the three young children on his own. A candlelight vigil is being held for Khalis on Saturday and a funeral is being planned for Monday. Police are currently investigating the incident. It’s unknown what the relationship was between Khalis and the other child who fired the gun nor is the child’s age known at this time.

Police said the three - year - old got their hands on an unsecured gun . Police found the 5 - year - old victim with one gunshot wound to the chest. The child was rushed to the hospital and did not survive. Police said there was an adult in the residence at the time. Police have not said if anyone is charged in the shooting .

Authorities are still investigating the incident, but family members said that the shooting was accidental, according to WXIA-TV.

According to WXIA, the girl's family will plan her funeral on Monday after a candlelight vigil was held in her memory on Saturday where her father was reportedly shedding tears.

The child's grandmother, Tracy Towns, said that the 5-year-old had a twin who had a "great bond" with Eberhart.

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The 13- year - old male was arrested and is currently at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center. This incident remains under investigation by the Brooklyn Park Police Department." "First arriving officers located a victim of a single gun shot to the head and began life saving actions that were ultimately unsuccessful. A firearm, and the person responsible for firing it were located at the scene," it read. What do Native Americans really think about Thanksgiving ?

Police said 36- year - old Eric Sweat was killed in a shooting in Lexington on Thanksgiving .(Source: Darwin Miles). Now Miles pleads with anyone who will listen to put the guns down. Thursday’s shooting is Lexington’s 34th homicide of the year. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P 3 tips app available at www.p 3 tips.com.

"When you saw one, you saw the other one. They were always holding hands, hugging. They were always together. They talked to one another. They had a language that nobody [else knew]," Towns said.

A number of shootings involving young family members have been reported over Thanksgiving weekend. On Thursday, a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 5-year-old family member during a Thanksgiving gathering in Minnesota.

The police posted a description of the events that rolled out when officers arrived at the scene where the child died at home.

"First arriving officers located a victim of a single gun shot to the head and began life saving actions that were ultimately unsuccessful. A firearm, and the person responsible for firing it were located at the scene," the police said.

The Brooklyn Park police told Newsweek in a statement on Saturday that the teen was "handling a gun" at the time the incident unfolded.

"Several other juveniles were present as they were attempting to make a social media video. At some point the 13-year-old male shot the gun striking the 5-year-old male victim," the police said in the statement.

The police also said that the incident was still under investigation but confirmed that the 13-year-old boy was arrested and is currently being held at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Over 1,300 children in the U.S. are fatally shot by guns every year, according to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Update 11/28/21, 4:42 PM ET: to include comments from the South Fulton police to Newsweek.

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