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    AL - Teela Murphy, 5, fatally shot, Fairhope, 19 April 2012

    Sgt. Craig Sawyer says an officer was in the area of Hwy. 181 and Mosley Road around 6:15 p.m. when he heard a gunshot. The officer investigated and found two kids lying in a backyard, behind a mobile home, suffering from gunshot wounds.

    A girl was pronounced dead at the scene. A 3-year-old boy was taken by life flight to USA Medical Center. His condition is unknown.


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    Facebook comments from link in OP one poster stated it was the big brother that was the shooter. RUMOR of course until verified via LE.

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    Good Lord, those children were shot with a rifle!

    Police say the circumstances of the shooting are not known at this time, but the children were shot with a rifle.

    Officials say they have a suspect in custody, but will not release the suspect’s identity until they determine appropriate charges. They say are working the with district attorney’s office to determine what those charges might be.

    Police say they are still investigating the relationship of the children and the suspect, and determining if it was a domestic dispute.
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    This happened a couple of months ago - the brother is confirmed as the shooter. Here is a more recent link - http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/loca...ut-of-hospital

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    Thank God it was an accident. I was trying to understand how an older brother could shoot his 3 and 5 yr old little siblings with a shotgun, and I couldn't. Knowing it was accidental does not bring his sister back, but at least it was not on purpose. My heart goes out to the whole family, including the poor older brother.
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    How sad and tragic!! What on earth was he doing with a loaded rifle in his lap???

    RIP little sister and prayers for the family.

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    From May 2015:


    A Fairhope man found guilty by a Baldwin County jury in March of manslaughter and domestic violence, was sentenced to two years in the Baldwin County Corrections Center Thursday.

    Christopher Smith... was sentenced by Judge Jody Bishop to serve two years in the jail and three years' probation. Under Bishop's sentencing guidelines, if Smith violates the provisions of his probation, he faces up 25 years in prison...

    Fairhope police said Smith was handling a .270-caliber rifle when a single bullet discharged from the gun and hit the young children who were 90 yards away.

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