Avondale man accidentally shoots daughter, police say

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An 11-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her father Jan. 16, Avondale police said.

The man was cleaning his rifle in the garage when a round became jammed, said Sgt. Brandon Busse, a spokesman for the department.

“He went to attempt to clear the gun when it accidentally fired.” Busse said. “The bullet went through a couple of walls, ultimately grazing the 11-year-old girl in the knee.”

The girl was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for treatment.

It unknown at this time if the man will face charges, Busse said.


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