Girl killed by 5-year-old in shooting identified

AP News
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 9:56 AM

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — The name has been released of a 5-year-old eastern Idaho girl who died after being shot by another 5-year-old in what police say is an accidental shooting.

Noelle Aston Shawver of Blackfoot died Wednesday after visiting a home in Chubbuck.

Police have released few details, citing an ongoing investigation.

A funeral is planned Wednesday in Blackfoot.

Police say emergency workers responded at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and took Shawver to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The hospital confirmed later in the evening she had died.

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Police say adults were in the home at the time of the shooting but were in a different room.

Investigators have not released the type of gun involved or said how the children got access to it.