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Ark. police say sibling shooting not accidental
Ark. police say it was no accident when a girl, 9, shot and killed her 7-year-old brother
By The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ' Police in central Arkansas say it was not an accident when a 9-year-old girl shot and killed her younger brother while their parents were out signing paperwork at a nearby leasing office.

Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said Wednesday that the girl pulled the trigger and killed the 7-year-old boy at their family's apartment on Monday.

Authorities say the girl initially told investigators that two men entered the apartment and shot her brother. But there were no signs of forced entry and the girl's father told investigators she has autism and often tells stories.

The girl cannot be charged with a crime under Arkansas law because of her age.

A prosecutor declined to comment about the case because he hasn't seen a file from police.

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