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1-year-old shot in head, 9-year-old injured; 14-year-old is facing charges

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Deputies said a 14-year-old is charged after a 1-year-old was killed and a 9-year-old was injured in a shooting Tuesday night. The 1-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene whereas the 9-year-old suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The 14-year-old was taken to the Van Zandt County Juvenile Detention Facility.

1-year-old shot in head, 9-year-old injured

According to the reports, the incident happened just after 5 p.m., in the 2100 block of Juniper Drive, in the Windmill Farms Community. It’s believed this was an accidental shooting.

The 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and the 9-year-old boy had an injury to his hand. Deputies searched the 14-year-old’s house and interrogated him. Deputies charged the 14-year-old with unlawful carrying of a weapon and making a firearm accessible to a child.

However, the investigation is ongoing. No more details have been released.

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Written by Jennica Mira

Jennica Mira is the senior reporter of Orlando Solution. She finished her Bachelor in Communication from the University of Central Florida and currently residing in Orlando. In leisure, she likes to read poetry and contemporary articles.

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