GALVESTON, TX, June 21 (UPI) -- Authorities in Galveston, TX, say they are investigating the apparently accidental shooting death of a 12-year-old girl by her older sister.
The younger girl died after being airlifted to a hospital Sunday with a bullet wound to her upper torso, police told the Houston Chronicle.
Police Lt. D.J. Alvarez told the newspaper the victim and her sister, 16, were playing with a gun while home alone when the weapon went off.
No charges were immediately filed. Alvarez said police, prosecutors and Child Protective Services were still looking into the incident.