A 2-month-old baby girl is dead after police say she was accidentally killed when a gun was fired by a member of her family.
Lancaster County District Attorney, Craig Stedman was at a loss for words when he spoke with us earlier this evening.
Stedman says it’s absolutely devastating, but even worse is the timing.
One day before Christmas.
It happened here at 2165 Old Philadelphia Pike just before 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
“Obviously it’s an incredibly disturbing set of circumstances,” says Lancaster County District Attorney, Craig Stedman.
Stedman says the one gunshot fired from a handgun was enough to kill a 2-month-old baby girl.
“This is not random. It’s a family member who had possession of the gun. I’m not going to identify any names at this particular time because people are still being notified,” says Stedman.
Stedman says the entire family including the person who had possession of the gun is cooperating.
But, as of Tuesday night, nobody was charged.
Stedman had just one message to the public:
“If you own a firearm pay attention to being responsible and being an owner,” says Stedman.
Police say an autopsy will be performed on Thursday.