October 25, 2014
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Branson girl dies in target shooting accident

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A child who was killed by a bullet by a man shooting at a target has been identified as a 4-year-old Branson girl.

KYTV reports the Christian County coroner on Tuesday identified the girl as Zoie Dougan. She died Monday after being shot outside a Rogersville area home she was visiting with her mother.

Sheriff Joey Kyle says the man who pulled the trigger was being held on an unrelated warrant for an unpaid traffic ticket in Webster County. No charges were immediately filed in the shooting.

Kyle says the man was firing a .22-caliber rifle at an old jug when Zoie ran out from behind a building into the path of a bullet.

She was shot in the head and died while being flown to a Springfield hospital.

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