911 call released in accidental shooting in Casa Grande - New York News

911 call released in accidental shooting in Casa Grande

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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -

A quiet community in Casa Grande is dealing with a horrific accident after an 11-year-old child is shot and killed by a family friend.

Her death is being called a tragic accident.

The girl was identified as 11-year-old Joan Plumb. Her dad was home at the time of the shooting. He called 911 and tried to perform CPR on her while he was on the phone.

Operator: "911 what is the location of your emergency."

Dad: "I need an ambulance my daughters been shot!"

Operator: "Do you know what she was shot with?"

Dad: "A .22 in the head."

His 11-year-old daughter Joan was shot at their home near Casa Grande.

Operator: "We have units in route, we have a whole bunch of units coming that way."

Dispatchers try and help her dad perform CPR.

Operator: "What you need to do is get her flat on her back and we're going to continue doing compressions okay? Let's go count 'em, one and two and three and..."

Dad: "I'm giving her compressions right now."

According to sheriff's deputies, Joan was home with a friend doing scrapbooking Thursday night.

Her teenage brother was showing his new .22 caliber rifle to an 11-year-old boy in the neighborhood, a family friend.

The teen took the clip out of the gun and put it on the table and left the room.

That's when the 11-year-old picked up the rifle, mishandled it, and accidentally shot Joan.

Dad: "When are they gonna get here?"

Operator: "They've been en route ever since you called, you need to continue doing this until they get there and take over for you ok?"

Dad: "I hear the ambulances."

Operator: "I want you to continue to do CPR until they come over and take over for you, don't stop."

Joan was rushed to a hospital in Casa Grande, and then airlifted to one in Phoenix. She died just before 11 p.m.

There were four kids in the home when this happened, ranging in age from 8 to 15 years old.

Though it appears this was just an accident, the circumstances are still under investigation.

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