A 4-year old boy from Georgia on Monday evening accidentally shot her sister dead.
Millie Drew Kelly, 6, was shot in the head while inside their car in the driveway, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said.
The children were in the car in front their house preparing to go to the boy’s baseball game, when the vehicle failed to start.
Their mother exited to check the problem with the car when the boy took a gun from the car’s console and accidentally fired it while his mother was outside, striking his sister in the head, the sheriff’s office said. Emergency responders were called and took her to an Atlanta-area hospital where she died.
Detectives determined that no charges will be filed. “It’s just a really sad situation,” sheriff’s Sgt. Ashley Henson said Saturday morning. “Just based on all the evidence and the entire situation, we felt like charges were not warranted in this particular case.”
Sheriff Gary Gulledge said that his officers’ “hearts break for this family, and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.”
“We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again,” Gulledge said.