Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 8:58 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 2:53 p.m.
Metro Police said it’s likely that no charges will be filed in the shooting death of 13-year-old Brooklyn Mohler on Tuesday.
Metro Police responded to the shooting about 3:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Littlecrow Avenue, near West Pebble Road and Spencer Street. They found Mohler suffering from a single gunshot wound, police said in a media release. The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was a “tragic accident,” police said.
The firearm came from inside the residence, and was in the hands of another teenage girl when it fired, police said.
Mohler was transported to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said. No official cause of death has been released, according to the coroner’s office.
Mohler was a seventh-grade student at Jack Lund Scholfield Middle School, Clark County School District spokesman David Roddy said. The district’s crisis response team was dispatched to the school Wednesday morning, and Principal A.J. Adams sent a letter home to parents Wednesday afternoon informing them of Mohler’s death and grief counseling opportunities for students.
“It is never easy to lose a valuable life, especially at a young age,” Adams wrote. “This student will always be remembered as a part of our Schofield family, and our staff and students will miss her dearly.”
Roddy said the school also held a moment of silence at the end of the day, the final day of the school year.