Crime 2 in custody after girl dies playing with pistol at Bartow County campsite
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Deputies are investigating the death of a girl who they say shot herself playing with a pistol at a Bartow County campsite.
The girl’s grandmother and a man have been charged.
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Department said they responded around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to reports of a shooting at the Chitwood Cove campsite.
People at the scene took the child from the site and met up with law enforcement and EMS up the road.
Officials rushed the girl to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The child’s name and age have not been released.
Deputies arrested and charged two people in connection with the girl’s death, including her grandmother.
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Kimberly Roberts, 47, and James Lillie, 50, were booked in the Bartow County jail. Deputies said Lillie has no known relation to the child at this time.
Roberts is being held on a felony probation violation and Lillie was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both face additional charges.
This is the second shooting in a week where a child was accidentally killed playing with a gun.
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