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Police Confirms Investigating Fatal Shooting Incident

Abdoulie Sanyang 
Inspector General of Police 

By Buba Gagigo
The Gambia Police Force has confirmed that it is  investigating a shooting incident that killed a 12-year-old girlin Lamin Babylon on Thursday.“The Crime Department of the Gambia Police Force has opened investigations into a shooting incident that occurred at Lamin Babylon on Thursday 16th December 2021. Police Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) visited the scene of Crime for the desired scene documentation and analyses. 
“Preliminary investigations revealed that, [name withheld] a 73-year-old man (hunter), visited a home in Lamin Babylon to market his carcass. He left his loaded hunting gun unattended during a brief marketing transaction in the compound with a customer. During his brief absence, a 10-year-old boy took the loaded gun and by fidgeting, pulled the trigger leading to inadvertent firing of a gun shot. The apparent accidental gun shot led to the eventual death of a 12-year-old girl,” the police said in a statement on Friday.
The statement added that the investigators are probing into the circumstances of the death to establish possible criminal responsibilities.

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