Authorities say a 10-year-old southwest Missouri girl who was fatally shot died after a boy found a hidden handgun and "unintentionally" mishandled it.

Carthage police said in a news release Tuesday that two boys — ages 12 and 13 — were present when Sa'nya LaTrinity Faith Hill was shot on Jan. 13. She was rushed to a hospital, where was declared dead several hours later.

The release didn't say which boy mishandled the firearm.

The release described what happened as a "tragic accident" and said no charges are anticipated, although the investigatory findings will be forwarded to prosecutors for evaluation.

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