Sheriff: 11 year old girl accidentally shoots, kills stepfather

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Authorities in Cleveland County say an 11-year-old will not be charged after she accidentally shot and killed her stepfather.

Sheriff Alan Norman says the stepfather removed the clip when he showed his stepdaughter a gun at their home on Lemons road Friday night. Then, the child accidentally pulled the trigger.

Norman say the mother was in bed at the time. She called 9-1-1,  after her daughter alerted her to the incident.

The family's landlord says nothing like this has happened in the 20 years she owned the property.

"I am really sorry and I hope this would not have never happened but since it did take care of that baby, take care of that child," Jeanatte Bridges said.

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