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53 guns found in home where 2-year-old fatally shot 6-year-old [Video]

June 1, 2011 | 10:16 am

Fresno police said they found 53 guns inside a home where a 2-year-old boy fatally shot his 6-year-old stepsister over the weekend.

Police said the toddler found the loaded gun in a bedroom Sunday, picked it up and discharged it. The bullet hit 6-year-old Emily Lavender in the chest.

Investigations found the other guns when they responded to the shooting scene, according to the Fresno Bee, which also reported that five other children in the home were taken into protective custody by the county.

The girl's school was in mourning Tuesday.

"Emily was a very sweet and a loving, loving young girl here at Maple Creek and she's going to be missed," Maple Creek Elementary School Principal Gina Kismet told KFSN-TV News. 


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