Dad cleans a gun shoots and kills a 6-year-old daughter


State Police says a southern Indiana man accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning a pistol.

They say that Makayla S. Pauling from Salem countryside was declared dead in hospital.

Police say her father was cleaning the gun inside a house and he thought the gun was unloaded, but he got out, and hit the girl in the head. The father’s name was not disclosed.

Police say investigators do not believe there is a vicious crime. The shooting is still under investigation.

Salem is about 80 miles south of Indianapolis.


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