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Editor's note: Initial information provided on Monday by the North Charleston Police Department stated the victim was 5 years old. On Tuesday, the Charleston County Coroner's Office determined she was six. This story has been updated to reflect that.  

A 6-year-old girl died inside a North Charleston residence after what police are calling an accidental shooting.

North Charleston Police Department officers responded around 3:30 p.m. Monday to a home on Ranger Drive for a report of a shooting, agency spokesman Spencer Pryor said. Inside the residence were four children, Pryor added, where there was no adult present.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting and how it may have unfolded were not immediately clear, and no criminal charges have been announced.

The 6-year-old girl, who authorities have not publicly identified, died after she was taken to Medical University Hospital.

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Michael Majchrowicz is a reporter covering crime and public safety. He previously wrote about courts for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts. A Hoosier native, he graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.

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