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Tuesday July 7th, 2015 5:00AM

2 children dead in separate Ga. gun incidents

By The Associated Press
Two pre-teen children have been killed the past two days in south Georgia in incidents involving guns.

Sheriff's deputies in Waycross say a 10-year-old girl is dead after a shooting involving her brother that appears to be an accident.

Ware County sheriff's officials say a 911 call was made around 1 p.m. Friday to report the shooting at the home on Jana Lane, near Waycross.

Deputies say 10-year-old Taylor Jowers asked her brother to hold a 12-gauge shotgun. They say the brother was in the process of removing the ammunition when the gun fired, killing Taylor.

WTOC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1lAFUGC ) that deputies attempted to give first aid when they arrived, but were not able to keep Taylor alive.

Sheriff's officials are still investigating, but said all indications are that the shooting was an accident.

Meanwhile, police in Savannah are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy who was killed by a gunshot while he and a friend handled the weapon in west Savannah.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say a 12-year-old, who they described as a playmate, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18.

Police say the boys were handling a gun at a house on Church Street around 9 p.m. Friday when it fired.

Police said the 11-year-old, Montrez Burroughs, was pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.

The 12-year-old was being held at a regional youth detention center as the investigation continued Saturday.

(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
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