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OREGON CITY, Ore. -- A 9-year-old girl died Sunday evening after getting shot the head in her backyard in Oregon City.

The girl was playing outside at around 5 p.m. in the 2000 block of 12th Street when a shot came from inside the home.

The boyfriend of the girl's mom was reportedly inside the home cleaning a handgun when it went off and hit the girl.

She was taken to OHSU by LifeFlight helicopter where she died as soon as she arrived, Oregon City police said.

The shooter was cooperating with police.

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