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Baltimore police said Sunday that a 15-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old boy who was playing with a loaded gun.
The girl was shot in the head Saturday night while playing on the porch in Edmondson Village, west of Baltimore, police said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The Baltimore Sun reported that police said the boy would not face criminal charges because of her age. After the shooting, the boy dropped the gun and fled the scene. Police said the gun was registered to a woman related to the boy who was an armed security guard.
The girl’s mother, Nykerah Strawder, identified her as 15-year-old Nykayla Strawder on Sunday. Police previously said the girl was 14 years old.
“I want the kids to be safer. Put away the guns, throw these guns away,” Stroud said tearfully. “I lost my daughter; I will never be the same again.”
Police responded to a report of the shooting around 8 p.m. Saturday and found the girl unconscious.
The victim’s father, Dontay Jones, said he and his wife were in the upstairs house when they heard gunfire and ran to the front porch to find their daughter, who was hysterical as he hugged her.
“At that moment she went crazy, she passed out and I could see my daughter wasn’t there,” she said.
Police responded to a report of the shooting around 8 p.m. Saturday and found the girl unresponsive.