Police: Cleburne father who shot daughter will not face charges

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by BAILEY MCGOWAN

WFAA

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM

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The Cleburne father of the five-year-old girl who accidentally shot his daughter Feb. 1 will not face charges.

An investigation by the Cleburne Police Department found the man was loading a handgun he recently purchased when he accidentally fired it, striking his daughter in the abdomen, according to a release.

The child, whose name was not released, is in good condition at Cooks Children’s Hospital, according to the release. The case was also referred to Children Protective Services.

At the time of the incident, the child was rushed to the Fort Worth hospital from the 600 block of North Robinson Street, according to a previous report by WFAA.

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