WETUMPKA—The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl who died early Tuesday morning when someone fired up to 18 rounds from a high powered rifle through the home where she was sleeping. It marks the first homicide of the year for Elmore County, said Sheriff Bill Franklin. “Any homicide is bad, but you’re dealing with a 6 year-old here,” he said. “She was asleep in her bed when she was struck by the bullet in her side.”
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