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16-year-old shot in Thursday's accidental shooting dies

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department has confirmed that the 16-year-old girl who was accidentally shot by a family member at her home Thursday has died.

According to police, 16-year-old Darneisha Williams died at a local hospital Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday on Brady Street near North 38th Street. 

Police say a 16-year-old male was playing with a gun inside of Williams' home when the gun discharged hitting Williams in the head. Police have yet to determine where the gun came from. 

Williams was a student at Broadmoor High School. 

In a statement Friday, the school's principal stated that the school was working to provide support to the students as they process their emotions around the tragedy. 

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