BADEN - Tragedy struck a family on Dec. 11 when their 11-year-old daughter was shot and killed in what it appears to be an accidental shooting by a family member who is also a minor.
At around 10:00 p.m. patrol officers from Prince George's County Police Department along with units from the county fire department responded to the 15500 block of Saint Phillips Road for a report of a shooting.
Officials on the scene said when they arrived they found an 11-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body. Medics attempted life-saving measures on the victim. She was pronounced dead a short time later, and there were adults in the home at the time of the shooting.
"Our homicide detectives are investigating the incident, and they will be consulting with the State's Attorney’s Office regarding any potential criminal charges in this incident, Prince George's County Police Department Cpl. Tyler Hunter said.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.