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11-year-old Tennessee girl gets off school bus, tells parent she has been shot, dies from injuries

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — An 11-year-old Tennessee girl was shot and killed on Monday, and police are investigating it as a homicide.

Authorities told WKRN the girl got off her school bus at her Hendersonville home. When she went inside, she told her father she had been shot.

The girl’s father took her to TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. She was then flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where she died less than two hours later, WKRN reports.

Det. Jim Vaughn with the Hendersonville Police Department told WSMV the shooting did not happen on the bus, based on an interview with the bus driver.

Vaughn said police believe the shooting happened between the girl getting off the bus and going into the home.

The investigation is ongoing.