Child Dies After Shooting

A five year old girl is dead after a shooting at her home.

Sierra Brooke Hensley died Tuesday night at the Kentucky Children's Center in Lexington.

The shooting happened Monday night in the Burning Springs area of Clay County. Police say the girl's 16 year old brother accidentally shot her in the head when the gun he was playing with went off.

Police believe the shooting was accidental but the investigation is ongoing.

We will have more on this story on Mountain News First at Four and Mountain News at Six.


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  • by Bearcat mom Location: lawrenceburg on Dec 1, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    I'm so sorry for this family's loss & the impact it will have on the young man involved. A family I know experienced a similar loss just over a year ago & the pain has not even begun yet to subside. My thoughts & prayers are with this family and their friends.
  • by Tina Location: Ky on Nov 30, 2008 at 09:13 PM
    You know as i sit here reading the comments that has been left my heart breaks. Out of all these comments I have not once read is there anything that someone can do for this family. You know a pat on the back and just letting them know you are praying for there family goes along way..For the love of God lift up this family this has not only taken one child but will probably destroy the son also..Ask yourself something is your house child proof (where are you kitchen knives,where is your head ache meds, ect..) I'm sure you get my point..stop throwing stones. Lift this family up if you was not there STOP PUTTING THEM DOWN..I'm sure they have already went threw enough..May God Bless This Family..And I Pray PEACE on them also...
  • by Praying for them.. Location: Oneida on Nov 30, 2008 at 05:09 PM
    This is all so horrible and people shouldn't blame the parents, they are good people. The father is a good christian man. You all are wrong about one thing-even the news reported it wrong. It wasn't the little girls brother who shot her, it was her mom's younger brother. My heart goes out to them all. Brooke was a beautiful child. We should all be there for the parents, not pointing fingers and playing the blame game.
  • by another concerned mother Location: nicholasville on Nov 30, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    why was a 16 yo playing with a gun anyway. where was the gun lock that is provided FREE. I think the parents should at least be charged with neglect for NOT having a lock on that gun. A 16 yo is still NOT old enough to be fooling around with a gun period. Shame on his parents.
  • by STOP!!! Location: burning springs on Nov 30, 2008 at 08:36 AM
    whats done is done. Nothing u all say will change what has happened. Blaming everyone will not change anything, except this young mans future and his familys future. What we all should do is Pray for this family and each other. God is watching us all. Remember each other in your prayers.
  • by William Location: seky on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:25 PM
    Will you please stop saying drugs is at the base of every bad thing that happens , Is that the way you explain things you dont understand out your mouth comes Drugs and then you help to create this image of the people of Kentucky as all %100 of them as a drug culture we the vast majority has never did drugs at all and Kentucky is getting a bad rap as some of the low class people in America do Go to New York and many others parts of UsA you will find drug use , so dont be so quick to say drugs drugs and demonize the intire region Please, sure drugs is a problem but not in every single case ,dont sling your labels on the people Of appalachia they are a lot of very good people that live in south east Ky and Ky over all so please learn a new word.
  • by AMANDA Location: JOHNSON COUNTY on Nov 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM
    IM PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY , MAY GOD BE WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!
  • by Brandi Location: Powell County on Nov 29, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    This is such a sad story. This is the third story in the news that I have read where a child has either died or has been at Kentucky Children's Hospital. May God be with this family.
  • by William Location: seky on Nov 28, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    This is a horrable thing God send comfort to this family, All I am saying is that something had to inspire the young man to play gun games with his little sister, Childrem emulate what they see fantacy became reality, Why are our children acting out gun seens ? It could have been a silly expreshion of humor Loaded guns are not toys bullets dont think, Guns Or Bullets dont say to each other ( hey Mr Gun why dont you let me loan my self in you and us go shoot a human being whats next remove all shape objects from the kitchen? and all around the house take pincels from school kids? This is a failour of education and a over stemulation of violence in our culture.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    to many kids dieing. and its people on drugs doing it most of the time.sad.

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