UPDATE: Prosecutors don't expect to file charges in the shooting death of 14-year-old Megan Reppond, according to the Joplin Globe. Reppond died after being struck in the head by a bullet fired from a .38-caliber handgun that one of her friends found sitting on top of a piano during a slumber party.
Original Story: Megan Reppond was at a slumber party on Monday night when one of her friends saw a .38-caliber handgun sitting out on a piano. The teen picked up the handgun, pointed it at 14-year-old Megan and pulled the trigger. Reppond was shot in the head.
On Tuesday morning, she was removed from life support, according to KOAM-TV. It's a sad, sad story that brings back all of the warnings about not pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger, especially if you're not sure if the gun is loaded.
The words of caution also extend to adults, who should know better than leaving guns where children might find them.
According to The Crime Scene blog, the gun's owner had removed the gun from a gun safe because he'd gotten a new Christmas gift: a gun holster. The Neosho Daily News reported that the gun's owner left the gun in a room that he didn't think the girls would be in.
The girl who shot Megan hasn't been named. KOAM-TV reported that the investigation is ongoing, and once it wraps up, the sheriff will send the findings to the prosecutor's office and to juvenile authorities.
Megan's bio on Twitter reads: "Not much to say except that I love God with all my heart & I love my church, Christian Life Center!"