A Texas girl died on Tuesday night after being accidentally shot with an AK-47 assault-style rifle while her stepbrother was “making the weapon safe by pulling the trigger,” authorities said.What every household needs: a loaded AK-47. Four fatal accidental shootings of children just in north Texas in one month, but it's not about guns. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! How many children's deaths will it take to bring us to our senses?
In a press release on Wednesday, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford explained that deputies responded to a call Tuesday night about 8 p.m to find 13-year-old Emilee Bates shot in the stomach.
Bates was taken to a Fort Worth hospital, where she died at around 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Officials said that the incident was considered an accident and no charges would be filed.
According to KXAS, this was the fourth fatal accidental shooting of a child in North Texas in less than one month.