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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl inside of her home on Friday night. Preliminarily, it appears to be an accidental shooting by a family member. That family member is also a minor. There were adults in the home at the time of the shooting.

On December 22nd, at approximately 9:55 pm, patrol officers were called to the 15000 block of Saint Phillips Road for the report of a shooting. Officers found the young girl suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and emergency medical personnel attempted life-saving measures on the victim. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives will consult with the State’s Attorney’s Office regarding any potential criminal charges in this case.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)
Image courtesy of the PG Police Department