On June 8, at 8 p.m., Marion County Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting on Ratliff Loop in the Expose Community.
Deputies arrived to find a three-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the head. The child was airlifted to UMMC in Jackson for treatment.
During the investigation, Investigators learned that the children were being cared for by their grandmother while their mother was working. The victim’s six-year-old brother came across a loaded firearm while looking for candy in the grandmother’s bedroom. While playing with the gun, the six-year-old unintentionally shot his sister. The victim is currently in ICU in critical condition.
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