Franklin County man arrested for shooting 5-year-old daughter

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Franklin County deputies are investigating the weekend shooting of a 5-year-old girl.

Sheriff Tom Tindle said the child’s father, Samuel Scott Jr., has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and felony child abuse, according to area news outlets.

The child was struck in the neck by a 9 mm bullet Sunday and taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center where she remains, Tindle said.

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Investigators said the child is expected to be OK because the bullet missed an artery and vocal chords, but officials have not said what led to the shooting.