published Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Georgia girl, 10, killed in apparent gun accident

WAYCROSS, Ga. — Sheriff's deputies say a 10-year-old south Georgia girl is dead after a shooting involving her brother that appears to be an accident.

Ware County sheriff's officials say a 911 call was made around 1 p.m. Friday to report the shooting at the home on Jana Lane, near Waycross.

Deputies say 10-year-old Taylor Jowers asked her brother to hold a 12-gauge shotgun. They say the brother was in the process of removing the ammunition when the gun fired, killing Taylor.

WTOC-TV reports that deputies attempted to give first aid when they arrived, but were not able to keep Taylor alive.

Sheriff's officials are still investigating, but said all indications are that the shooting was an accident.

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