Paulding County, GA (CBS46) A young girl has passed away days after police say she was shot by her 4 year-old brother.

The shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday inside a vehicle in the driveway of a home on Laurelcrest Lane in Paulding County, near the city of Dallas.

Detectives say the mother stepped out of the vehicle for a moment and that's when the young boy found the gun in the console. The weapon accidentally discharged, striking his sister, later identified as Millie Drew Kelly, in the head.

Kelly was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She later passed away on Wednesday morning.

No charges will be filed.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been created to assist the family.

Copyright 2019 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.