12-year-old girl shot during target practice dies - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

12-year-old girl shot during target practice dies

Posted: Updated:

CLE ELUM, WA (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl who was accidentally shot while target shooting north of Cle Elum has died.
  
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Sydney Darnell was taken off life support on Monday after the Sunday shooting.
  
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says Darnell placed a loaded rifle on a railing when she went to check her target and was struck in the head by a bullet when the gun went off.
  
The sheriff's office says preliminary investigation shows the girl's mother's boyfriend Sean Frick noticed the rifle was loaded with the hammer pulled back and the gun went off when he tried to release the hammer.
  
The sheriff's office says after the girl was shot, the girl's mother, Kiara Darnell, called 9-1-1 while Frick performed CPR.
  
She was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
  
The incident is under investigation.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection

    Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspection

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:59:19 GMT

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need. 

    More >>

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need. 

    More >>
  • YSO's mental health officer talks importance of public interaction

    YSO's mental health officer talks importance of public interaction

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:11:29 GMT

    Every day, law enforcement responders to mental health calls and officers do the best they can dealing with someone who may be in crisis.

    More >>

    Every day, law enforcement responders to mental health calls and officers do the best they can dealing with someone who may be in crisis.

    More >>
  • Operation Dry Water: Emphasis patrols target boating under the influence June 29 to July 1

    Operation Dry Water: Emphasis patrols target boating under the influence June 29 to July 1

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:53:29 GMT

    The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office  is asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water—especially when operating a boat. 

    More >>

    The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office  is asking boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water—especially when operating a boat. 

    More >>