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Girl dies in accidental shooting

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CHUBBUCK, Idaho - Update: The family of the girl, Noelle Shawver, is raising funds to help with funeral expenses. Go to

The family of Noelle has released the following statement:

"We are very grateful for the generosity, love, thoughts and prayers that have been expressed to us at this time. We have a great community of family and friends and wish to say thank you to all."

Police are calling the shooting death of a 5-year-old girl an accident.

Police said she was at a home on the 600 block of Canal Street in Chubbuck visiting with friends when she was shot by another 5-year-old on Wednesday around 3 p.m.

In a news release Thursday, police said adults were in the home at the time of the shooting, but they were in a different room.

When EMTs arrived, the girl was not breathing and they administered CPR. She was transported by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

PMC told Local News 8 on Wednesday evening that the girl had died.

No further details are being given at this time.

"We understand the community's concern and interest in this case," police said in a statement Thursday. "However, no names are being released, and we ask that everyone keep those affected by this incident in your thoughts."

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