6 yr. old PTC girl dies after pellet rifle accident

A six year-old Peachtree City girl passed away Jan. 20 after receiving an injury to her throat by a pellet from a discharged pellet rifle.

Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said city police officers and firefighters at approximately 12:26 p.m. responded to a residence on Teal Vista in the Planterra Ridge subdivision in reference a 6 year-old girl who had received an injury to her throat by a pellet that had been discharged from a pellet rifle. 

“Upon arrival, the child was unconscious and in very critical condition as a result of this wound,” Dove said. 

Dove said fire department personnel transported the girl to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where the child passed away as a result of the injury. 

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family as they cope with unfortunate accident. No further information will be released out of respect for the family,” Dove said.

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Condolences

'Say not in grief 'she is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was'

kcchiefandy
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Yo...

...better take their drivers licenses away, too, and don't let them play any sports. I'd rather my kids have weapons training than have to survive driving around the ubiquitous GA road idiots.

Yo
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you must be proud

Amazing... South Carolina last week now makes sense...

kcchiefandy wrote:

...better take their drivers licenses away, too, and don't let them play any sports. I'd rather my kids have weapons training than have to survive driving around the ubiquitous GA road idiots.

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Thoughts and prayers for the family

I am so sorry for your loss, I'm sure she was a beautiful little girl. Please know she's in my prayers.

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I'm so angry

I know zero of the circumstances, but I refuse to let my son have an "airsoft" rifle. I live close in PTC and there a ton of kids that age and up playing with these deadly "toys". I have been preaching for years something bad would happen. My heart aches for the family in this horrible tragedy and I pray there was not another child involved. Parents can PREVENT this. Take the damn guns away!

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Not Airsoft

Prayers for family in this tragedy....just to clear up difference..this was not an airsoft gun...it was a pellet gun which shoots a very high velocity metal pellet...there have been no deaths attributed to airsoft guns only eye injuries, etc. due to their low velocity and plastic shot and kids not wearing protective glasses....

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Tragedy

My heart and prayers to this family......No one should have to endure such pain.

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OMG....

Damn it...... my heart goes out to this family.

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Our thoughts & prayers...

...go out to this family. From the little I've seen or read, it appears to be a horrible, horrible accident. God bless this child and her family.

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Just Too Much!

I am so very sorry for this family. Some things in life seem too much to bear.

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Prayers

. . to this family. I can't imagine the pain.