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8-year-old Indiana girl dies after being shot in the eye by a BB gun

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 21:02:54-05

GRABILL, Ind. (AP) --  Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has died after a younger child accidentally shot her in the eye with a BB gun in northeastern Indiana.

The girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition on Thursday after being wounded at a home in Grabill, 140 miles northeast of Indianapolis. An obituary for Deborah Kay Schwartz says she died Friday.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Monday that Deborah died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The shooting is under investigation by authorities in Allen County, including the sheriff’s department, prosecutors and the coroner’s office.

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