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Child Dies After Des Moines Accidental Shooting

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DES MOINES, Iowa - A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed Monday in what Des Moines police said was an accidental shooting in her family's home.

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. at an apartment at 2746 Fleur Dr.

The girl's mother, father and two younger children were home at the time of the shooting, police said.

The girl died at Blank Children's Hospital.

Des Moines Police Sergeant Jason Halifax said "Initial appearances are that the safe weapons handling practices were not followed. Right now that's just kind of the outward appearance. We'll know more as the case goes through the investigation process."

Police have not filed charges.

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