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Neighbors: Brownwood girl, 4, accidentally shot, killed in 'horrible tragedy'

Published On: Apr 09 2013 06:16:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2013 03:55:53 PM CDT

In what police are calling a “horrible tragedy,” neighbors say a 4-year-old Brownwood girl was accidentally shot and killed by her father Sunday night while he was handling a gun in another room.

While police are remaining tight-lipped and aren’t confirming details, neighbors said Gracie Morin was in the living room and her father in a closed bedroom when the accident occurred. Neighbors said the gunshot went through a drywall and struck the child.

Initial scanner traffic indicated the shooting was accidental.

In a news release, Brownwood police said the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Parkway.

Upon arriving at the home, officers found a child bleeding from a single-gunshot wound.