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.