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10-year-old girl shot by 9-year-old cousin in Warren County Saturday night

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A 10-year-old girl was shot by her 9-year-old cousin Saturday night in Warren County.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, the call came in after 7:00 p.m. from Carver Drive just south of Vicksburg.

At the time of the shooting, three minors were inside the home.

A 17-year-old had been left in charge of their 9-year-old brother and 10-year-old cousin, while the mother of the two siblings was out of town.

At one point, the 9-year-old got the gun from the closet. The child shot the gun and hit the 10-year-old in the shoulder.

She was transferred by the Vicksburg Fire Department ambulance to Blair E. Batson where she remains with non-life threatening injures.

Sheriff Pace says, like with any gunshot wound,  there will be a full investigation and it is too early to speculate if this was an accident.

The investigation will be turned over to youth court.

Child Protective services was notified Saturday night.

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