4-year-old finds gun, shoots herself & her father in Milwaukee

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Police say a 4-year-old girl accidentally shot herself and her father.

It happened about 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of South 61st Street in Milwaukee.

Investigators said the girl picked up her 33-year-old father’s gun and shot him and herself.

The two suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

They were taken to hospitals to be treated.

Police said the girl’s father lied to officers about the circumstances of the shooting.

He was arrested.

Investigators said criminal charges will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

Police have not released his name.

They did not say where the girl found the gun.

No other details were immediately released.

Courtney Terlecki

Courtney Terlecki

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