10-year-old girl killed in accidental shooting in Halifax County

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HOLLISTER, N.C. (WNCN) – According to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Bobolink Trail in Hollister around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of a 10-year-old injured in a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 10-year-old girl was fatally injured in the shooting.

Authorities say the investigation indicates that the shooting may have been the result of mishandling of a firearm by a relative.

The incident remains under investigation.

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