Authorities: Toddler accidentally kills 6-year-old sister in Alabama


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.”

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