CARTHAGE, Mo. — Sa’nya LaTrinity Faith Hill has been identified as the 10-year-old victim of an apparent accidental shooting Friday afternoon in Carthage.

In a statement today, Carthage police Chief Greg Dagnan said the firearm that is believed to have been used in the fatal shooting was from the home and is a handgun. Police have not identified the owner of the handgun. Two other juveniles present during the shooting will not be identified because they are juveniles.

Carthage police were called shortly before 2 p.m. Friday to a home in the 1000 block of James Street, where they found the girl unconscious. Officers “rendered aid to the 10-year-old female juvenile victim until Carthage Fire (Department) and Mercy EMS took over,” Dagnan previously said.

The child was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Joplin, and Carthage police said in a statement issued at 7:30 p.m. Friday that she was in critical condition. By 8:30 p.m., they had received word of her death, Dagnan said.

Dagnan said an autopsy was conducted Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas, by Frontier Forensics. Police are awaiting the results and will continue to investigate this matter, he said. 

Dagnan also said Saturday that “all the evidence and interviews we’ve done so far point to” an accidental shooting.

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