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Father arrested after 6-year-old girl finds, fires loaded gun

Mark Scoggins (Source: Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office) Mark Scoggins (Source: Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office)
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father following an accidental shooting incident involving his 6-year-old daughter. Investigators say Mark Scoggins was outside the home on Southwick Drive with friends when the child found the .357 magnum revolver. The child was reportedly unattended inside the house. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Deputies say the gun was accidentally discharged, leaving the 6 year old with minor injuries. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Mark Scoggins faces charges of reckless conduct for unsafe storage of the firearm. He was booked at the Richmond County jail.

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