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Crime Thanksgiving Shooting Sees 3-Year-Old Firing Gun, Fatally Hitting 5-Year-Old Cousin

01:05  29 november  2021
01:05  29 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Five - year - old Khalis Eberhart was shot dead after her three - year - old cousin bumped into his father's firearm, which was sitting on a chair. The gun fired , shooting Khalis in the chest - her father, Nathaniel Eberhart, rushed the girl to paramedics in his arms. Earlier this year, the girl's mother passed away, leaving Nathaniel to care for a six- year - old boy, Khalis and her twin brother alone. 'I know it’s going to be difficult for them because twins do share a bond that people don’t understand,' said Khalis's grandmother.

5 - year - old shot , killed by her 3 - year - old cousin , police say (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/11Alive). Khalis’ mother passed away earlier this year, leaving her father, Nathaniel Eberhart, to raise three kids on his own. At his daughter’s candlelight vigil, Eberhart sobbed. The young girl leaves behind a 6 year old brother and a twin who is heartbroken over her death. On Monday, the family will plan Khalis’ funeral.

A 3-year-old toddler fatally shot a 5-year-old cousin on Thanksgiving in Georgia after using a handgun that belonged to the toddler's father, according to the police.

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The South Fulton police told Newsweek on Sunday that the five-year-old girl Khalis Eberhart died after being shot in the chest at The Gardens at Camp Creek Apartment Houses. She was later taken to the hospital as she was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The police said that the three-year-old boy "located an unsecured firearm and fired the weapon, striking the victim."

The South Fulton police didn't reveal any further details about the events that led up to the incident or how the gun was accessed.

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— A 5 - year - old girl died on Thanksgiving in an accidental shooting in South Fulton, family members told WSB-TV. Police said they responded to a report of a shooting on Thursday night at The Garden of Camp Creek Apartments, WSB reported. Authorities said Khalis Eberhart was shot in the chest after another child picked up a gun . Family members told WSB that Khalis died after a child hit a gun that had been placed on a chair, causing it to go off.

A five - year - old child was accidentally shot dead by a 13- year - old teen at a Thanksgiving family gathering on Thursday in Minneapolis. Brooklyn Park Police Department attempted to save the child at the scene, but it was too late. The investigation determined other juveniles were also present as they were attempting At some point, the gun went off, hitting the five - year - old . The teenager, who claims to have fired 'accidentally,' was arrested before being held at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center, right outside of Minneapolis-St Paul. It remains unclear as to whether the 13- year - old and the

Authorities are still investigating the incident, but family members said that the shooting was accidental, according to WXIA-TV.

According to WXIA, the girl's family will plan her funeral on Monday after a candlelight vigil was held in her memory on Saturday where her father was reportedly shedding tears.

The child's grandmother, Tracy Towns, said that the 5-year-old had a twin who had a "great bond" with Eberhart.

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5 - year - old dies in shooting on Thanksgiving Authorities in South Fulton, Georgia, are investigating a shooting Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, that claimed the life of a 5 - year - old girl, according to WSB-TV. (kali9/iStock, File). November 27, 2021 at 9:54 pm CST. By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk. Authorities said Khalis Eberhart was shot in the chest after another child picked up a gun . Family members told WSB that Khalis died after a child hit a gun that had been placed on a chair, causing it to go off.

A 5 - year - old boy was fatally shot in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, on Thursday while a group of kids attempted to make a social media video, authorities said. A 13- year - old boy was taken into custody at the scene for what police say appears to have been an accidental shooting . A Georgia family’s Thanksgiving dinner also took an unbearably tragic turn when a 5 - year - old girl was shot and killed by another child who allegedly found an unsecured handgun. WSB-TV reports that Khalis Eberhart was hit in the chest after another child came across the gun on a chair and somehow discharged it.

"When you saw one, you saw the other one. They were always holding hands, hugging. They were always together. They talked to one another. They had a language that nobody [else knew]," Towns said.

A number of shootings involving young family members have been reported over Thanksgiving weekend. On Thursday, a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 5-year-old family member during a Thanksgiving gathering in Minnesota.

The police posted a description of the events that rolled out when officers arrived at the scene where the child died at home.

"First arriving officers located a victim of a single gun shot to the head and began life saving actions that were ultimately unsuccessful. A firearm, and the person responsible for firing it were located at the scene," the police said.

The Brooklyn Park police told Newsweek in a statement on Saturday that the teen was "handling a gun" at the time the incident unfolded.

"Several other juveniles were present as they were attempting to make a social media video. At some point the 13-year-old male shot the gun striking the 5-year-old male victim," the police said in the statement.

The police also said that the incident was still under investigation but confirmed that the 13-year-old boy was arrested and is currently being held at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Over 1,300 children in the U.S. are fatally shot by guns every year, according to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Update 11/28/21, 4:42 PM ET: to include comments from the South Fulton police to Newsweek.

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