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Father Accidentally Kills Daughter While Cleaning His Gun

SALEM, Ind.–A six-year-old girl was killed when her father was cleaning his gun and it went off, shooting her in the head Friday night, said State Police.

The Washington County sheriffs department was called out about 10:30, to her house near Salem. Makayla Bowling was flown to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where she died.

The father may have believed the gun was not loaded.

Indiana State Police are investigating, but don’t believe it was on purpose.

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