Little Girl, Six, Dies After Four-Year-Old Brother Accidentally Shoots Her In The Head

A little girl has died after her younger brother accidentally shot her in the side of the head when their mum tried to fix the family's car.

Millie Drew Kelly, 6, was sat inside the vehicle on Monday evening with her four-year-old brother on the driveway of their home in Paulding County, Georgia.

That was the moment her sibling took a gun from the console of the vehicle before Millie was struck on the right side of her head.

Millie Drew Kelly. Credit: GoFundMe
Millie Drew Kelly. Credit: GoFundMe

According to the MailOnline, Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson said: "They were all loaded up to leave the home and the car wouldn't start. Their mother hopped out to find the source of the problem, and somehow the young boy got hold of a handgun.

"That is when she heard the shot. As you can imagine, the mom was frantic."

Millie was immediately rushed to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta where she died on Wednesday.

A GoFundMe page has now been set up to help with the family's expenses and in an update they have posted to say that Millie's organs have helped give life to others as they have been donated.

The fundraiser has currently got more than $34,000 (£25,000) despite an initial goal of $25,000 (£19,000) which has been donated by 530 people in just four days.

The GoFundMe page that has been set up for the family. Credit: GoFundMe
The GoFundMe page that has been set up for the family. Credit: GoFundMe

The page explained: "The outpouring of love shown towards the Kelly family from friends and community is exactly what being the hands and feet of Christ is.

"Please continue to uplift this family in prayer. They are going to need us in the days, weeks and months to come more than ever. Finally, we ask that you go and love others as Millie does!

"Smile a Millie size smile and hug someone with all you got! Show this world that needs Jesus more than ever what it means to love."

People have been sharing messages of love on social media, one wrote: "How awful for the 4 year old who no longer has his big sister. Two years apart and so little. They must have been the best of friends."

In a statement on Thursday morning, Sheriff Gary Gulledge said: "Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.

"We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again."

It has been confirmed that no charged will be filed.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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