Young girl killed in shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An 11-year-old Philadelphia has died in a shooting.

Police say the shooting happened at about 10 a.m. Saturday inside a west Philadelphia home on Wallace Street. Authorities say three or four other juveniles were inside at the time and one of then got hold of a large caliber handgun that had been left unattended in a second floor bedroom.

The weapon discharged and struck the unidentified girl in her right shoulder. She was later pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Police are interviewing family members, but it’s not clear who was holding the gun or if there were any adults inside the home at the time of the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

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