Child dies in Tucson accidental shooting

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TUCSON -- Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself Sunday afternoon at a Tucson home has died.

Capt. Adam Goldberg of the Northwest Fire District tells the Arizona Daily Star the child was taken from a home in extremely serious condition.

He says she was pronounced dead a short time later at a Tucson hospital.

Authorities say the shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. at a northwest Tucson home where the girl and her mother were visiting.

Goldberg says the child found a gun in a home office and shot herself in the chest.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star

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