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TIFTON — A child died after being shot in Tifton Thursday, Sept. 3, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Tift County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a child not breathing, a GBI statement said. 

Upon arrival at a home in the 1700 block of Mosley Avenue, deputies found 2-year-old Mirakle Brown unresponsive; she was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

Preliminary information indicates that Brown and another child were in a bedroom alone when a firearm discharged, striking Brown in the head, the statement said.

Brown was taken to the GBI Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, (229) 388-6020, or the GBI’s Regional Office in Sylvester, (229) 777-2080.

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