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1-year-old Tucson girl dies after being shot with rifle by toddler

A Tucson toddler died Wednesday, a day after being shot by another young child, authorities said.

The one-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was shot at a Midtown home around 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital, but died around noon on Wednesday, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said.

The girl was shot with a small-caliber rifle fired by another young child, in what police said was an "accidental" shooting. The incident took place in a home on East Linden Street, near East Pima Street and North Swan Road.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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