TX Girl, 5, Dies in Pellet Air Rifle Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in Freer say a 5-year-old girl died after accidentally being struck by a pellet fired from an air rifle.

Police say a 10-year-old male relative of the victim allegedly fired the shot.

Police Chief Roy Salazar says Sarah Salinas died Wednesday after being shot in the chest. She was pronounced dead at a hospital in Alice.

Investigator Ric Ortiz with the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of death is a pellet wound penetrating the chest.

Child Protective Services has been notified.

Freer is 80 miles west of Corpus Christi.

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