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Police investigate shooting death of 4-year-old

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Jackson police are calling the shooting death of a four year old girl accidental.

The fatal shooting occurred Sunday afternoon on Lerida Court in west Jackson.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said four year old Carlissa Williams  was shot once in the forehead.

She died shortly before one o'clock at University Medical Center.

J.P.D. Officer Colendula Green said the child's grandfather, 61 year old Claude Hawkins, had picked up Carlissa and a three year old grandson to take them to see a horse in the area of Lerida Court.

A rifle was on the back seat of his Jeep Cherokee when the young girl climbed inside.

The young boy followed and jumped on the weapon.

The weapon went off striking little Carlissa in the head.

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