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Shooting results in death of child

An early-morning shooting in Carter County resulted in the death of a nine-year-old female juvenile.

According to Public Information Officer Thomas Gray with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received between 5:30 and 5:45 am from 121 Blevins Road of a shooting.

When officers arrived they found the deceased juvenile.

Gray stated that the Carter County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating and working the case and updates would be released later.

The Elizabethton Star will continue to follow this story and update our readers.