3-year-old shot, killed by child in Cass County

A 3-year-old was tragically killed early Friday morning at a home in Bena.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said deputies received a report of an accidental shooting at about 3:54 a.m.

Authorities said a 3-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a 5-year-old boy. Police did not specify if the children were related to each other.

Family members rushed the child toward a hospital before medical personnel intercepted them to provide immediate medical attention. However, lifesaving attempts were unsuccessful, the sheriff’s office said, and the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An investigation is underway.