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Child Dies in Shooting

Child Dies in Shooting
Posted Sunday, January 12th 2014 @ 2pm  by 700WLW News

(Sedamsville)-- A child was shot to death in in Sedamsville Sunday Morning.

Police say 35-year-old Deandre Kelley, the childs father, has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide in the shooting death of 11 year-old Shanti Lanza. According to police Kelley, also known as Smurf, got into an argument with his girlfriend, Shanti's mother, inside their home. Kelley stormed out of the house and fired several shots into the air. A bullet traveled through a second story window and struck Shanti Lanza, in the chest as she was hiding in a bedroom.

Lanza, was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police say Kelley originally fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged with reckless homicide. The investigation is still ongoing.

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