A 14-year-old girl in Texas is accused of fatally shooting an 11-year-old bystander during a dispute with another child, authorities said.
“Everyone involved are juveniles and this is just a horrible incident,” Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said of the case.
Investigators determined the suspect, whose identity was not released due to her age, got into a fight with another girl in an apartment complex parking lot around 2 p.m. on Jan. 15, KESQ reported.
During the dispute, the “juvenile suspect retrieved a handgun and shot in the direction of the female she was fighting; however, the shot struck a male juvenile bystander,” police said in a statement obtained by the station.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
The accused fled the scene, but police later recovered the gun allegedly used in the shooting and took her into custody.
She was being held at Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center and is expected to be charged with murder, police said.
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