A 6-year-old girl has passed away after her 4-year-old brother accidentally shot her on her head while their mother was trying to fix the family’s car.
6-year-old Millie Drew Kelly was inside the vehicle on Monday evening with her younger sibling on the driveway of their house in Paulding County, Georgia.
Officials said that the 4-year-old brother of Millie took the gun from a console of the vehicle and accidentally shot her on the right side of her head.
Sgt. Ashley Henson, the spokesman of the Sheriff said, “They were all loaded up to leave the home and the car wouldn’t start. Their mother hopped out to find the source of the problem, and somehow the young boy got hold of a handgun. That is when she heard the shot. As you can imagine, the mom was frantic.”
6-year-old Millie was rushed to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she passed away on Wednesday.
A page in GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of Millie to keep up with the expenses.
An update in the page said, “Millie Drew gave life today by donating her organs to continue to show the love of Jesus, whom she loved with everything that she had. The outpouring of love shown towards the Kelly family from friends and community is exactly what being the hands and feet of Christ is.”
The GoFundMe page currently has made $37,825 of the $25,000 goal which was raised by 589 people in only 5 days.
The page also asked to pray for the family, the update said, “Please continue to uplift this family in prayer. They are going to need us in the days, weeks and months to come more than ever. Finally, we ask that you go and love others as Millie does!”
It added, “Smile a Millie size smile and hug someone with all you got! Show this world that needs Jesus more than ever what it means to love.”
On Thursday, a statement was released about the incident, Sheriff Gary Gulledge said, “Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.
The Sheriff also reminded and asked the people to keep their weapons unloaded and secured in a place where children could not reach them.
He said, “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again.”
No charges will be filed.