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Police: Girl, 8, found fatally shot, juvenile charged

August 4, 2022 GMT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland charged a juvenile Thursday in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl.

Baltimore County police officers were called to a home on Sherwood Road in the Towson area around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting, officials said in a news release. At the home, officers found the 8-year-old shooting victim critically wounded in the basement. Medics took the girl to a hospital, where police said she was pronounced dead.

On Thursday afternoon, police said in a tweet that homicide detectives charged a juvenile in the girl’s shooting death. Police did not release details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Police say the incident remains under investigation, but the case is now with the state’s attorney’s office and Department of Juvenile Services.