Dad cleaning handgun accidentally shoots and kills 6-year-old daughter

AP logo
Monday, July 16, 2018
EMBED <>More Videos

Dad cleaning gun accidentally shoots and kills daughter

SALEM, Indiana -- State Police say a southern Indiana man accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning a handgun.

They say Makayla S. Bowling of rural Salem was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say her father was cleaning the gun inside a home Friday night and thought the weapon was unloaded, but it discharged, striking the girl in the head. The father's name hasn't been released.

Police say detectives don't believe foul play was involved. The shooting remains under investigation.