A 13-year-old girl has died after being accidentally shot inside a Springfield home… and a 12-year-old friend of the girl is now facing charges.
The incident happened Wednesday night at Savanna Wilson’s home on East Scarritt Street.
Authorities think the 12-year-old boy brought the gun to her house and was handling it when it accidentally went off. Savanna suffered a wound to the stomach. She was taken to the hospital and died a few hours later.
The boy is being held in the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center and is facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon and reckless conduct.
Police are still trying to determine where and how the boy got the gun.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Savanna’s family with funeral and medical expenses – RIGHT HERE.