Police Investigate Juvenile Homicide

Police Investigate Juvenile Homicide
By: Heartland News
RIPLEY COUNTY, Mo. - Police investigate a homicide in Ripley County.
Sheriff Ron Barnett says he believes a juvenile accidentally shot another juvenile around 6 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said the seven-year-old victim was playing with a gun when the weapon went off.

It happened at the home in Ellsinore the girl shared with her grandparents and her brother.

The Ripley County sheriff's office calls the shooting an accident, but says it's still under investigation.