4 Year-Old Des Moines Girl Dies in Apparent Accidental Shooting
Des Moines police say a 4-year-old girl died after an apparent accidental shooting in her family's apartment. The shooting happened Monday evening at an apartment south of the city's downtown. The girl died at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. Police say the child's parents and two younger children were home when the shooting occurred. Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Halifax says the investigation was continuing, but it appeared that "safe weapons handling practices were not followed.” No charges have been filed. The names of those involved have not been released.