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Unsupervised child shot at home; investigation still underway

January 16, 2020

Tonight, a case of guns being in the wrong hands land a Meridian girl in the hospital.


Right now, the 9-year-old is at a Jackson hospital after being shot in the jaw.

It happened last night on 9th Avenue.


Police say she was shot by her 8-year-old cousin.


When police arrived, they found both children, along with two other children alone.


Meridian police took the gun as evidence.


They urge every gun owner to make sure the firearm is locked up and away from the children.


As of now, Meridian police have not made any arrests, as the case is still being investigated.




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