Fatal shooting of 4-year-old girl under investigation

ROCHELLE — A 4-year-old girl died from a gunshot wound Tuesday in Rochelle.

A man who identified himself as the girl’s father reported the shooting to the Rochelle Police Department. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the man then left the area and transported the girl’s body to family members in Seville. He then left the residence.

The 4-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the residence by the Wilcox County Coroner.  

According to the GBI, a search warrant was obtained for the victim’s father’s residence and evidence recovered from the scene will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for further analysis.   

The GBI will continue its death investigation. The body of the victim will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon, Georgia for an autopsy to be completed.

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