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Bexar County ME: Girl, 6, dies from gunshot wound

Victim identified as 6-year-old Jennilynn Montana

A 6-year-old girl was killed in an apparent accidental shooting at her Southeast Side home late Sunday night.

Police said Jennilynn Montana, and her 8-year-old sister, got a hold of a shotgun.

The mother of the girls told police that she was in the front of the home in the 1400 block of Aransas Avenue, when she heard a gunshot come from the backyard.

Jennilynn was found with a gunshot wound in the face. She was transported to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:20 p.m., police said.

Police said they don't know if the gunshot was self-inflicted or if the older sister pulled the trigger. They also don't know where they got the weapon.

"My sister would never be careless," said Cynthia Orozco, Jennilynn's aunt. "I guess she had visitors or guests and someone was careless."

Family members said Jennilynn was a happy child, full of life, who loved to dance, sing and twirl.

Jennilynn was a kindergarten student at Smith Elementary. According to San Antonio Independent School District officials, there are two social workers at the campus along with 10 counselors to talk with students and staff.

There was no immediate word if any charges will be filed.

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