7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF MARYSVILLE POLICE OFFICER DIES AFTER SHOOTING: The young daughter of a Marysville police officer died Sunday after her sibling shot her a day earlier with a gun found inside the parents' van.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
[Excerpts] A Marysville police officer's 7-year-old daughter, who was wounded Saturday afternoon when her sibling fired a gun that was inside their parents' van, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Sunday... "At this time we are all extremely concerned for the well-being of one of our department family members," Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." The shooting happened inside the vehicle near Stanwood City Hall, in the 10200 block of Highway 532. The children's parents were nearby when the gun went off... The [Snohomish County] Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the shooting at the request of Stanwood police, said Sunday morning that its investigation is continuing and that no further information would be released until early this week... [Full article here]
POLICE OFFICER'S DAUGHTER DIES OF INJURIES FROM ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
Mar 11, 2012
[Excerpts] The 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer has died after she was shot accidentally by her brother in the officer's van on Saturday, officials said. Police said the two children were alone together in the officer's parked van when the boy found a loaded gun that had been left in the glove compartment... The injured girl was rushed to Providence Hospital in Everett, as medics administered CPR. She later was taken to Harboview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died early Sunday morning, said Lt. Brent Speyer of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office... It was not known whether the gun was the officer's duty weapon or a personal firearm. The age of the boy who pulled the trigger was not released. Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are handling the investigation. [Full article here]