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Neighbors note nice family in home where 6-year-old girl was shot

April 10, 2017 Updated: June 15, 2017 at 11:20 am
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A young girl who suffered a head wound in an accidental shooting in Fountain on Sunday is in critical but stable condition following surgery, Fountain police said Monday. (Courtesy KKTV)

Neighbors repeatedly described the people living in the Fountain home where a young girl was shot in the head Sunday as "a nice family."

All the children played together on the "quiet" and "close" block of Progress Drive, they said, some declining to be named.

Brittney Frost, who lives across the street, said she took her 4-year-old daughter over to the couple's home to play around Halloween when the family turned their garage into a haunted house for children.

"They had a cauldron of candy and were great with the kids in a potentially scary situation," Frost said.

But parents said they were shaken after one of the couple's children, their oldest daughter, 6, was shot in the head Sunday in what Fountain police are calling an accidental shooting. The child was in critical but stable condition Monday following surgery, Fountain police said.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. at 782 Progress Drive. One neighbor said the girl's parents tried to drive her to the hospital themselves but found an ambulance along the way.

No details are being released while police continue to investigate, according to Sgt. Scott Gilbertsen. He also declined to say whether they will recommend charges in the shooting. No charges had been filed as of Monday.

"We will release more information as we can," Gilbertsen said.


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