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Baltimore girl, 15, shot by boy, 9, playing with loaded gun

A 15-year-old girl was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old boy who was playing with a loaded gun, Baltimore police said Sunday.

The girl was playing on her porch in Edmondson Village in West Baltimore on Saturday night when she was shot in the head, police said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Baltimore Sun reports that police said the boy will not be prosecuted because of his age. The boy dropped the gun and fled the scene after the shooting. Police said the gun was registered to a woman who is a relative of the boy and works as an armed guard.

On Sunday, the girl’s mother, Nykerah Strawder, identified her as 15-year-old Nykayla Strawder. Police previously said the girl was 14 years old.

“I want children to be safer. To put away the guns, get rid of those guns,” Strawder said through tears. “I have lost my daughter; I’ll never be the same again.”

Officers responded to a report of a shooting around 8 p.m. Saturday and found the girl unresponsive.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/baltimore-girl-15-shot-and-killed-by-boy-9-playing-with-loaded-gun/ Baltimore girl, 15, shot by boy, 9, playing with loaded gun

JACLYN DIAZ

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