Three-year-old girl gunned down by four-year-old boy in US

July 31st, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, July 31 (ANI): A three-year-old girl has been shot
dead by a four-year-old boy after he caught hold of a handgun left on a kitchen
table and pointed it at her head.

Aunesti Lee Allen, from Indianapolis, USA, died at Riley
Hospital for Children a couple of hours after being shot.

The 26-year-old mother, Fiona Lee, whose other two children
witnessed the shooting, was arrested and charged with child neglect as well as
drugs possession.

Police are trying to trace the boy and his father Curtis
White, who lived with Lee.

Police said Lee thought the boy might have believed he had
picked up a toy gun, many of which were lying around the house.

“This is a tragedy that easily could have
been avoided. And the sad part is that the other children saw it. Now, there
are many lives that have been turned upside down,” the Telegraph quoted Lt Jeff
Duhamell from Indianapolis Police Department as saying. (ANI)

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