Ky. police: Boy accidentally kills younger sister

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police in eastern Kentucky are
investigating the death of a 9-year-old girl who they say was
accidentally shot by her older brother.
Kentucky State Police say the 12-year-old boy was cleaning a
shotgun at a residence in the Cannon community of Knox County when
the weapon fired Tuesday afternoon, hitting the girl as she watched
Police say the girl was taken to Knox General Hospital, where
she was pronounced dead.

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