Twelve-year old girl charged with homicide near Nashville

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MADISON, Tenn. -- A 12-year-old girl has been charged with criminal homicide in Davidson County.

The teen is accused of the overnight shooting of a 16-year-old girl at the Falcon View Apartments on East Palestine Avenue in Madison just before 3:30 a.m. Metro Nashville police have identified the victim as Brentrice Wilson.

A group of juvenile girls were inside the grandmother's apartment, then reportedly sneaked out without her knowledge. They burglarized an unlocked vehicle and stole a loaded semi-automatic pistol, bringing it back to the residence, according to police. The 12-year-old was reportedly handling the gun when it went off while pointing it at other girls.

The girl is being charged with criminal homicide, after consultation with the District Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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