Philadelphia man confesses to accidentally shooting, killing 4-year-old

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PHILADELPHIA – A man in Philadelphia admitted to accidentally shooting his 4-year-old daughter on Saturday afternoon.

According to CBS Philadelphia, the man is either the girl’s father or stepfather and turned himself into police Saturday night.

He told police he was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off. A bullet struck the little girl in the face and she passed away shortly after EMS arrived.

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Originally, it was believed that the girl’s 5-year-old brother may have been the one that shot her.

“She was a great big sister to her litter brother. She was very smart, at 4-years-old, she knows her alphabet, her colors,” a family friend said. “She was just an outgoing little girl.”

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