Now for a story that will break your heart.
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (December 9, 2013) â€“ A 16-year-old Noblesville girl who was shot in the chestÂ Sunday evening died from her injuries.
Noblesville Police and Hamilton County Sheriffâ€™s deputies responded to the scene in the 8200 block of River Run Place at 11:20 p.m.
They found four people inside the residence and the victim unresponsive. She was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis) where she later died.
The victim, Aubrey Peters, was a Noblesville High School student. FOX59 viewers may rememberÂ her for rescuing two children from a pondÂ in March 2010, a heroic act thatÂ earned her and her family honorsÂ from the Red Cross.
Officers spoke with the other people who were in the home during the shooting and arrested 20-year-old Jacob McDaniel early Monday morning. Heâ€™s charged with reckless homicide (Class C felony) and pointing a firearm (Class D felony).
According to court documents, McDaniel and a group of friends were hanging out at his house Sunday night. He eventually went upstairs to retrieve a handgun and brought it downstairs. He tried to get Peters to hold it, but she didn’t want to. McDaniel then dropped the magazine from the gun, pointed it at Peters, took the safety off and pulled the trigger, one witness said. A shot rang out and hit Peters in the chest.
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I share this in the hopes that someone can learn from this tragedy, and that it won’t be repeated.Â Four simple rules of gun safety. Had they been followed, Aubrey would still be alive.