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Ligonier boy, 7, dies in accidental shooting

Noble County Sheriff's Department officers responding to a report of a shooting about 12:30 p.m. Saturday on CR 1100 N. in Ligonier found 7-year-old Jaylin Miller dead of a gunshot wound, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.

An investigation revealed that Jaylin and his brother had gone outside to shoot ground moles when the gun was discharged by Jaylin's brother, striking and killing him, police said.

The Noble County Coroner said the shooting was accidental, and the boys' parents were on the scene when it happened.

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