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Family: 4-year-old accidentally shot expected to be OK

Published: Jun. 30, 2018 at 11:46 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 at 12:15 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police are investigating after a 4-year-old was found with a gunshot wound.

Authorities were called to the 300 block of East 9th Street around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Laurette Turner has lived in this neighborhood for many years and said blue flashing lights never mean anything good.

"I will do more praying than anything else... we have to all get-together and come together as a community try to help the family try to talk to the family as much as we possibly can and do all that we possibly can," Turner said.

Family members clarified on Monday that the girl was 4-years-old and that she was expected to be OK.

They said the incident was an accident.

Turner said the toddler was a beautiful little girl.

Neighbors said that they knew the mother of the child carried a gun but could have never expected this to happen.

"What's going through my mind right now, is I'm praying this little girl is going to be OK. I'm praying this little girl is going to be OK," Turner said.

The girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials say they are not looking for suspects.

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