3-year-old accidentally shoots 9-year-old sister in Irondale

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IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The child has been identified as Kimi Reylander.

Her visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridout Funeral Home in Trussville.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the same location.

According to Detective Michael Mangina, the Irondale Police Department is wrapping up their investigation of the death of Reylander. At this time, they do not anticipate any charges.

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ORIGINAL: 
A 9-year-old child has died after an accidental shooting Saturday in Irondale.

The shooting happened about 2 p.m. on Monroe Drive. Irondale Police Chief Ken Atkinson told CBS42 the 3-year-old brother of the girl discovered a gun on a nightstand in the room the two were playing in. He accidently pulled the trigger, shooting his sister in the head. The two were at the home of their great-grandparents.

“I came in and when I came in the door, my son came out and said she had been shot,” said the victim’s great grandfather, Joel Watson.

Atkinson said the family members who were home at the time did not know the gun was in the room the kids were playing in. The gun had been placed there by another family member who was not home at the time, and did not know the kids would be there, according to Atkinson.

“Her grandma was laying the towel on her head and laid down there and started praying, she was praying, I was praying, my wife was screaming and praying. Nobody knows how that feel until you experience it,” said Watson.

The girl was flown to Children’s Hospital where she later died. Police call the shooting a “tragic accident.”

“My understanding is the great grandfather had the pistol laying on the dresser. The uncle and grandmother didn’t know it was laying there as well,” said Irondale Police Chief Ken Atkinson.

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