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Police: Young girl accidentally shot, killed

A 9-year-old with family ties to Halifax County died in an accidental shooting Thursday night at her home in Accomack County.

According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark, Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin said authorities are uncertain whether she shot herself or whether she was accidentally shot by her 11-year-old brother.

Authorities declined to reveal the identity of the shooting victim who previously had attended Scottsburg Elementary School while living in Halifax County.

An investigation is continuing into the accidental shooting, Clark said Sheriff Godwin told him.

Further details were unavailable at press time, and attempts to reach family members in the county were unsuccessful Sunday.

“It’s just such a sad thing,” Godwin told Clark.