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Police: Dad accidentally shot 5-year-old

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CLEBURNE, Texas -

No charges will be filed against the Cleburne dad who shot his daughter while loading his gun.

Police said the accident happened this past Friday. The man was loading a handgun that he had recently purchased and accidentally fired it.

He shot his 5-year-old daughter in the abdomen.

She was taken to Cooks Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police and the district attorney's office reviewed the case and decided it was an accident. No criminal charges will be filed.

The case was also referred to Child Protective Services.

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