6-year-old girl dies after being shot in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG (AP) – Authorities say a 6-year-old girl has died after being shot in the head Tuesday at her home.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says Jamerica Ragsdale died Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. An autopsy has been ordered.

Sheriff Martin Pace says the child was shot when a 16-year-old was playing with a .22-caliber handgun that discharged.

Pace says the bullet went through the wall of a bedroom in the mobile home and struck the girl in the head.

Pace says the teenager is being held in Youth Detention Center on a charge of possession of a firearm. He says once the investigation is completed, everything will be turned over to youth court.

The teenager has not been identified.

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