Toddler Girl Shot and Killed Accidentally by 4-year-old Cousin

Toddler Girl Shot and Killed Accidentally by 4-year-old Cousin

MUSCOY – A 2-year-old girl is deceased as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted on her by her 4-year-old male cousin officials said.

On Friday, July 20, 2018, at around 9:16 a.m. deputies and medical aid responded to a home in the 2700 block of Duffy Street in Muscoy. When deputies arrived they found the 2-year-old girl who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The small child was rushed to the hospital where she died as a result of her injuries just after 10:00 a.m. Through investigation, it was determined that the 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his cousin while handling the gun. It was also learned that the handgun that was left accessible to the children belonged to Cesar Lopez, 53, a convicted felon.

Lopez was arrested and will be booked for Child Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time. Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Specialized Investigations, Detective Sousa at (909)87-3589.  Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

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