Category Archives: Girl

Killed – Toddler – Zoie Dougan (Rogersville, MO)

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A 4-year-old Branson girl was accidentally shot and killed Monday in the Rogersville area by a man target practicing, according to a Christian County official.

Christian County Coroner Brad Cole said that Zoie Dougan had been playing in the front yard of a house on U Highway with other children while a man was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber rifle behind the house.

“They went behind the house and she ended up in the line of fire,” Cole said.

The shooting happened at about 3 p.m., Cole said.

He said Doughan was air-lifted to a Springfield hospital where she was pronounced dead.

ROGERSVILLE, MO.
A southwest Missouri prosecutor will not file charges against a man who shot a 4-year-old girl to death while he was target shooting.

Christian County Prosecutor Amy Fite said she decided not to file charges against the man, whose name has not been released, after reviewing statements in sheriff’s department documents, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

The documents indicate the man did not know that the child, Zoie Dougan, of Branson, was in front of him when he fired a rifle Oct. 28 at a home near Rogersville. Records show the man was not drinking, was distraught after the shooting, and said he had not seen the child when he fired the shot, according to the documents.

Zoie’s mother, who was present at the scene, also told investigators she believed the shooting was an accident and that the man should not be punished.

The deputies’ reports, the first public records released in the shooting, indicate Zoie and her mother, Alyssa Dougan, were visiting friends at the house and were outside when a man who lived there decided to shoot at items in a burn pile in order to prepare a rifle for squirrel hunting. He aimed at a bottle about 70 feet away, keeping one eye closed while he focused, according to the reports.

The women told investigators that Zoie and another girl were running toward a swing set in the yard about the same time. The area in the yard where Zoie was shot was between the shed and the swing set.

The man said he fired one shot, then heard one of the women yell, “What was that?” He turned around and saw both women running to the area where he had just fired, the reports say. He then saw Zoie lying on the ground.

“(The man) said he never saw Zoie enter his sight picture as he looked through the scope,” the report says.

Alyssa Dougan told investigators she saw her daughter in the grass and ran over when the girl didn’t respond to her calls.

When deputies arrived, they reported Alyssa Dougan was crying and saying, “This can’t be real” and “Why?”

The reports say she also told deputies, “Don’t let (the man) get in trouble, it was an accident.”

Emergency personnel reported Zoie was unconscious and struggling to breathe when they arrived. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“(The man) was crying and emotionally upset as he described the chain of events, claiming it was a complete accident,” the report said.

He also told officers he knew shooting at that location “wasn’t good judgment. I understand that.”

Mike Brooks with the Missouri Department of Conservation says gun owners can sometimes get complacent. He says even people who handle guns on a regular basis can pick up bad habits.

“You really have to know what your target is and what lies beyond your target. A lot of responsibility comes into play when anytime you handle a firearm for any reason,” he said.

Police say a 25-year old man was target shooting in his backyard on Monday when the four year old girl ran in front of him.

“We will treat this as a crime because there’s a potential possibility of negligent manslaughter, that’s not for me to decide but we will work it as the worst case scenario,” said Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle.

The girl was shot in the head and died on the way to the hospital.

“It’s real easy to lose track of where everyone is and before you know it you have a tragedy on your hands,” said Brooks.

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http://www.ky3.com/news/local/latest-information-toddler-accidentally-shot-in-the-head-dies-on-way-to-hospital/21048998_22683024

http://ksisradio.com/no-charges-in-target-shooting-death-of-young-missouri-girl/

http://www.komu.com/news/girl-dies-in-missouri-target-shooting-accident-50187/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592703/Man-shot-dead-4-year-old-girl-doing-target-practice-escapes-charges-girls-forgiving-MOTHER-pleads-police-mercy-him.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktts/news/Girl-Shot-In-The-Head-In-Christian-County-Was-Zoie-Dougan-From-Branson-229729121.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/3/no-charges-in-target-shooting-death-of-young-girl/

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/gun-safety-review-a-must-after-4year-old-shot-and-killed-during-target-practice/21051620_22703192

Killed – Girl – Marina Rybak (Delta Junction, AK)

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A 6-year-old boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl with a pellet gun at a birthday party in Delta Junction on Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

The girl, identified by troopers as Marina Rybak, was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Saturday with a gunshot wound to her neck. Troopers were notified of her death at 9:19 p.m., according to the dispatch.

Another child at the birthday party had gotten a hold of the pellet gun and given it to the boy, said trooper spokesman Megan Peters. The gun belonged to a relative of the boy.

“The six year old was taking the gun back in the house when he pulled the trigger,” Peters wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “He didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

The children ran inside and told the mother of the 6-year-old what had happened right away, Peters said.

The name of the 6-year-old has not been released.

More details were released Sunday afternoon surrounding the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot with a pellet gun by a 6-year-old in the Interior community of Delta Junction, 95 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. Alaska State Troopers reported they received a report of the shooting shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, and that the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131027/boy-6-fatally-shoots-girl-12-pellet-gun-delta-junction

http://www.adn.com/article/20131027/girl-12-dies-after-being-shot-neck-boy-6-birthday-party

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http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/delta-junction-girl-12-dies-after-being-shot-by-boy-6-with-pellet-gun/22660270

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119878039

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Susana Castrillon (Brooksville, FL)

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Daniel Castrillon-Oreggo seemed to be coming to grips with the end of his marriage.

His wife, Luz Jimenez, moved out of the couple’s home in the Trillium development earlier this month and filed for divorce last week. Then the 39-year-old learned she was already seeing someone new.

On Friday, his 7-year-old son, Sebastian, made a startling statement to reassure his father: Don’t worry. You’re still my dad. The other guy is just my stepdad.

“I think that’s what really pushed him over the edge,” said Jose Guerrero, a friend of Castrillon-Oreggo’s who was there during the encounter.

At some point between Friday night and Sunday evening, Castrillon-Oreggo fatally shot both of his children — Susana, 8, and Sebastian — at his home, then turned the gun on himself, Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Monday during a news conference in front of the house on Nodding Shade Drive.

BROOKSVILLE —
A case of domestic violence involving a soon-to-be divorcing couple ended tragically with the deaths of two young children and their father, according to Hernnado County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

The sheriff said during a news conference Monday that Daniel Castrillon, 39, shot and killed his two children, Susana, 8, and Sebastian, 7, while they were sleeping during the weekend in their Brooksville home before turning the gun on himself.

The dad left a note saying he was distraught over the divorce.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/deputies-investigating-deaths-of-three-people-in-spring-hill/2149515

http://tbo.com/news/crime/brooksville-home-site-of-three-deaths-20131028/

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http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2013/10/29/father-kills-himself-children-days-after-wife-files-for-divorce/

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/newtown-year-schoolchild-fatally-shot-3-days-article-1.1548162

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Alexis Buchanan (Mountain City, TN)

Alexis Buchanan

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department has released more information into the suspected murder-suicide that killed 31-year-old Heather Buchanan and her daughter, 6-year-old Alexis Buchanan. A man, Terry Mark Johnson, was also shot in the abdomen and hand. He remains hospitalized and has not yet been interviewed by investigators.

Reece said the officers responded to 1235 McEwen Road in the Forge Creek Community on Saturday night after a call to 911 reported a man was shot. Reece said Johnson was able to get away from his residence and made it to a neighbor’s residence, where 911 was called.

Officers began to investigate the shooting, Reece said. They were walking toward the scene of the shooting in the dark. When the headlights from the ambulance transporting Johnson illuminated one of the officers, shots were fired at the officer and in the direction of the ambulance. The ambulance was able to get away from the scene.

A news report said the officer was pinned down, taking fire from Johnson’s suspected shooter. The officer said he saw a woman on the porch. The woman was later identified as Heather Buchanan. The officer was able to make the call to 911 for assistance. Other officers arrived and were able to get the pinned-down officer to safety.

Tactical teams were used to approach the residence. When they reached the scene, they discovered the woman had fled into the woods.

Neighbors confirmed that Buchanan had taken her 6-year-old daughter into the woods with her.

“We didn’t realize she had her daughter until we talked to the neighbor,” Reece said Sunday. “That’s when we called the helicopter.”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search for Buchanan and her child. The helicopter had to end its support when fog moved into the area.

The sheriff’s department news release said “officers exhausted all available means of locating the suspect and the child.”

At 9 a.m. Sunday, officers were called back to McEwen Road, where two bodies had been discovered. The bodies were identified as Buchanan and her daughter.

Reece said two guns were found on the scene. One was a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber pistol, which was empty. The other was a western-style .22-caliber pistol, which held nine rounds. One round was left in the gun.

The .38-caliber had mud in the barrel, as if Heather Buchanan had fallen in the woods and the gun went into the dirt. Reece said it appears both the mother and daughter were shot with the .22-caliber. Reece suspects the .38-caliber was used in the shooting with his officer.

He said an officer arrived at 1235 McEwen Ranch Road at just after 10 on Saturday night with emergency medical services in response to a shooting.

Upon entering the house, officers learned the woman had escaped into the woods behind the house. After speaking with neighbors at around 2 a.m., officers learned the woman had her 6-year-old daughter, Alexis Buchanan, with her.

“We didn’t realize she had her daughter with her until we talked with the neighbor,” Reece said. “That’s when we called the helicopters in.”

He said officers and a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter looked for the woman and her daughter for the next two hours, until just before 5 a.m., before fog made the search unsafe for the helicopter crew.

Reece said the sheriff’s department received a call at around 9 on Sunday morning that said the bodies of two females, Buchanan and her daughter, were found dead in a driveway near the residence.

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Double Shooting – Killed – Girl – Tiana Ricks (Moreno Valley, CA)

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A vigil was held Monday evening, Sept. 9, for a 6-year-old girl whose last words expressed concern and love for her father after they were both hit by gunfire in a Moreno Valley shooting that police say was gang-related.

Riverside County sheriff’s homicide detectives and Moreno Valley police continued searching for two gunmen who shot and killed Tiana Ricks and wounded her father, 26-year-old Tyrell Ricks Jr., at a family celebration at a Moreno Valley home at 9:38 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. No arrests have yet been made and police refused to release any additional details, other than to classify it as gang-related.

Prosecutors say Keandre Narkie Johnson, 21, of Moreno Valley, shot Tiana Ricks and her father, Tyrell Ricks Jr., at a home on Harker Lane in Moreno Valley on Sept. 7.

http://www.pe.com/articles/ricks-673914-shooting-family.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-family-and-friends-remember-a-6yearold-shot-and-killed-with-candlelight-vigil-20130910-story.html

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Killed – Girl – Desirae Macias (Palmdale, CA)

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Palmdale, CA –

(FOX 11 / CNS) Desirae Macias … the 7-year-old girl who was shot in the head in a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale early Wednesday morning has died. According to a broadcast report, Desirae was taken off life support late last night shortly before midnight.

Three men have been arrested in the case. 22-year-old Jesus Peralta of Palmdale, 19-year-old Carlos Peralta of Palmdale and 20-year-old Eduardo Diaz of Little Rock.

It was on Wednesday around 12:48am when Desiray was shot in the head while sitting in the back seat of her family car. Her mother’s boyfriend got into an argument with several men at a gas station. That argument led to the shooting. The men chased after the family, shooting at their car several times. Desirae Macias was struck in the head. She was the only one injured. Three suspects believed to be gang members were arrested and charged with attempted murder.

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Triple Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Paradise, CA)

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PARADISE — A man allegedly shot a family of three this morning at a residence on the 400 block of Horseshoe Hill Drive.

The Paradise Post learned the alleged victims are a husband, wife and their 12-year-old daughter.

According to a neighbor, the male victim’s brother, who had moved in a couple of months ago, allegedly shot them.

At about 6:30 a.m., the Paradise Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots and yelling, according to a press release. Upon arrival, officers discovered three gunshot victims.

Nancy Taylor, 53, was declared deceased at the scene, according to Paradise Police. Rodney McClintock, 49, underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition. The 12-year-old girl also had surgery and is currently in stable condition.

According to a neighbor, the suspect allegedly came in shooting and left without saying a word.

Witnesses told authorities the suspect, Robert McClintock, 53, fled on foot down Honey Run Road.

OROVILLE >> A Paradise man was sentenced today to 34 years to life in state prison for a triple shooting on Labor Day 2013 that left one dead.

Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Deems sentenced Robert Frank McClintock, 53, to 25 years to life for the murder of McClintock’s sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor, then 53, on Sept. 2, 2013.

McClintock was also sentenced to the upper term of nine years for the attempted murder of his niece Chloe Taylor, then 12.

McClintock shot the Taylors and his brother, Rodney, then 49, at the family’s residence on the 400 block of Horseshoe Hill Drive, off Honey Run Road near the Skyway.

Police arrived at 6:33 a.m. and found Nancy Taylor dead. Chloe Taylor was shot in the hip and knee while Rodney McClintock had a round near his lower spine.

The surviving victims have made a full physical recovery, according to supervising deputy district attorney Mark Murphy.

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