6-year-old girl dies in shooting in Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl playing with her cousins in Greenwood has been shot and killed after the children found a gun inside a vehicle.

Investigators say Zykria Hackett's great-grandfather was taking care of her over the weekend and was getting ready to take the children to breakfast Sunday morning when the shooting happened.

Authorities say the children found the pistol inside a van while playing and it accidentally fired, hitting the child in the neck. Investigators think the victim's mother accidentally dropped the gun as she grabbed it and other items from the glove compartment of the van when she dropped her daughter off.

Greenwood police say no charges will be filed.

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