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4-year-old girl was shot in head in home in Kansas City

Police call it accidental.

January 10, 2013|by Joe Daues KSPR News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 4-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was shot in the head.   Police say the shooting was likely an accident.

Officers say a woman was babysitting four children in a home when the shooting happened.  They say the kids, all between 4 and 6 years old, were in a front room of the house where there was a loaded handgun.

"It sounds like the gun was left on some type of chair.  It's not exactly known what went down," said Kansas City Police spokeswoman Marisa Barnes.  "The adult that was in the house left the room, heard the shot, came back in and the child was injured."

Police say the victim is a relative of the babysitter.  She is in critical condition at a hospital.

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