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Community mourns child's shooting death

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DALLAS, GA (CBS46) -

A community mourned the death of an 8-year-old girl, killed after a bullet went through her mom’s leg and hit her in the head.

It happened on Fairview Drive in Paulding County.

Investigators say Marsha Lynch was braiding her daughter, Sharai’s, hair when someone dropped a gun in the home on the floor. The weapon fired, killing the little girl.

Students and staff at Sara Ragsdale Elementary School, where Sharai was a student, are torn up over her death.

“She was a precious little girl. She made everybody laugh. She was the kind of kid in class everybody loved,” said Ann Arnold, the school’s principal. “Our hearts are just broke. We’ve got a lot of tears going on of course. We’re in shock right now.”

Investigators are looking into exactly how the gun went off. Right now, they are calling the shooting an accident.

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