Authorities in east-central Nebraska report a “tragic accident” has led to the death of a teen-age girl hunting with her father and two family friends.
Dead is 13-year-old Kimberlee Paddock, a seventh grade student at Shelby-Rising City Public School.
The Nance County Sheriff’s Office reports Paddock was hunting south of Genoa along the Loup River when the black powder gun she was using backfired, striking her. Paddock was taken to a hospital in Genoa where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators concluded the shooting was a “tragic accident.”