5-year-old accidentally shot by 3-year-old brother has died

Prosecutors will determine if a mother will face charges after her 3-year old son used a gun and accidentally shot his 5-year old sister, (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have released the name of the 5-year-old girl who died Tuesday after she was accidentally shot by her brother on Dec 31.

D-Asia Turentine, 5, was shot Saturday afternoon at the Carriage House East Apartments off of 42nd Street near Mitthoefer Road on the city’s east side and taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health where she died just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to sources with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, a 3-year-old grabbed a gun from his mother’s purse while she slept. The boy then shot his 5-year-old sister in the head.

No charges have been filed, but the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.

It’s still unclear whether their mother will be found negligent.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Information given via Crime Stoppers is considered anonymous.

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