Weapon identified in 7-year-old's fatal shooting - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Weapon identified in 7-year-old's fatal shooting

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department has identified the weapon involved in connection with the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Gaston.

Sheriff James Metts said the rifle was an FEG single shot rifle.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the owner has the right to possess the weapon.

Deputies say a 5 year old fired that weapon from the trunk of a car Saturday, sending fragments flying. Another 5-year-old was hurt and Juliet Lynch was killed.

The man who owns the gun told investigators he was the only person who knew the loaded weapon was stored in the trunk. He also says he was unaware his girlfriend was going to unlock the trunk.

Still no word on if charges will be filed in this case.

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