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10-year-old shot and killed by brother


The Ware County sheriff has confirmed a 10-year-old is dead, shot and killed by her brother.

According to a press release, the 911 center received a call around 1 p.m. Friday about a shooting that took place at a home in the 4900 block of Jana Lane, near Waycross.

Deputies say 10-year-old Taylor Jowers asked her brother to hold a 12 gauge shotgun. The brother was in the process of removing the ammo when the gun fired, fatally wounding Taylor.

Taylor's brother reportedly went to a neighbor's home to call 911.

Deputies say they rendered first aid upon arrival, but were not able to keep Taylor alive.

The investigation continues but all signs point to the shooting being an accident, according to sheriff's office.

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