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Girl, 15, shot and killed by boy, 9, playing with loaded gun

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a 15-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old boy who was playing with a loaded gun.

Police said the girl was playing on her front porch Saturday night in West Baltimore’s Edmondson Village when she was shot in the head.

She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Baltimore Sun reports that police said the boy will not be criminally charged because of his age.

The boy dropped the gun and fled the scene after the shooting.

Police said the gun is registered to a woman who is a relative of the boy and works as an armed security guard.