Nain child was shot by her sibling

RCMP still investigating

Rosie Mullaley
Published on January 15, 2016
Cumberland RCMP are advising the public of another recent scam being discovered locally.

The seven-year-old girl who died suddenly last fall in Nain was shot by her nine-year-old sibling, The Telegram has learned.

The incident happened during the afternoon of Nov. 29 at a home in the community, Police were called to the home just after 1:30 p.m. when the girl’s body was discovered.

When contacted by The Telegram Friday afternoon, Cpl. Rick Mills of Happy Valley Goose-Bay, the Labrador district media co-ordinator, confirmed the shooting and that the girl’s sibling was responsible for her death. He wouldn’t say if it was a brother or sister.

“We’re not releasing any further information at this time, since you can understand this is a very sensitive case,” he said. “The investigation is still ongoing.”

Reports released shortly after the incident indicated that RCMP forensics identification units from Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor helped Nain RCMP in the investigation.

Police released very little information at the time, indicating only that there had been a sudden death and that foul play was not suspected.

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