PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The uncle of a 10-year-old girl is now facing charges after the little girl accidentally shot and killed herself in Kingsessing. Prosecutors charged Tyree Miles with involuntary manslaughter.
His niece killed herself in her home on Whitby Avenue last Thursday night after finding a gun in the house.READ MORE: Realmuto, Segura Help Phillies Rally To 7-5 Win Vs. Nats
Deputy Police Commissioner Robin Wimberly said tragedies like this are happening too often.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Casey Johnston's Parents Speaks Out After Missing Daughter's Body Found
“This is the second child in less than a week to die from an accidental gunshot wound. We all have the right to bear arms in our home but we also have to be responsible,” Wimberly said.
This was the second time in two weeks a 10-year-old has accidentally shot and killed themselves in Philadelphia.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Requiring All Employees In 'Certain' Healthcare Facilities Get COVID-19 Vaccine Or Regular Testing By Early September
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