POSTED TUESDAY, APRIL 30
(Burkesville, Ky.) – Detectives from Post 15 are investigating a shooting that occurred today at approximately 1:03 PM CST at a residence on Lawson’s Bottom Rd in Cumberland County. The shooting occurred when a 5-year-old male, while playing with a .22 caliber rifle, accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister. The child was transported to the Cumberland County Hospital where she was later pronounced dead by the Cumberland County coroner. Cumberland County dispatch received the initial call. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.