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5-year-old girl fatally shot in the neck: ‘I don’t have a good explanation’

A 5-year-old girl is killed in a shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday night.

According to WSOC, the unidentified girl was shot in the neck while she was inside a home in northeast Charlotte. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting but it does not appear that any suspects are in custody. Two teenagers were reportedly in the residence at the time.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Maj. Ryan Butler addressed the tragedy in a press statement, according to the report.

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“This morning, there was a 5-year-old girl who got up and had breakfast and played. And now, that 5-year-old girl is not with us anymore,” Butler said.

“And I don’t have a good explanation. And I know when I finish with my briefing you all are going to have questions on why and who and what, and what I can tell you is this — that none of that matters in a sense that, regardless of what caused it, there’s a 5-year-old little girl who’s not alive right now,” he said.

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