6-year-old girl dies after shooting in Palm Bay, police say

6-year-old girl dies after shooting in Palm Bay, police say
A young girl is fighting for her life after she was shot in the head inside her Palm Bay home, according to police. (wft)

A young girl has died after she was shot in the head inside her Palm Bay home, according to police.

Officers said the girl was shot in her home near Washington Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday. She was initially taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Police believe the shooting to be an accident involving siblings.

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A man who identified himself as the girl’s uncle called the shooting “tragic and preventable.”

Investigators are still working through all the details but said the little girl was in the apartment with an adult and another child when she was shot.

Lt. Michael Smith said they are not seeking a suspect, and that officers are speaking to family and friends to determine what happened.