SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 6-year-old girl was accidentally killed after being shot inside her home in Alabama Monday has been identified.
Bella Callaway was shot by her 3-year-old sibling with a gun that was found in her Maylene home.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the toddler found an unsecured firearm home and accidentally discharged the weapon. The 6-year-old girl was taken to the hospital but died shortly after arriving, the sheriff’s office said.
“This was a truly tragic morning for Shelby County,” Sheriff John Samaniego said. “Our agency grieves with the family of this child. I would like to thank the Alabaster Fire Department, County 17 Fire and Rescue, and Southeast Shelby Rescue for their assistance.”