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Girl shot at Bell County home

A man was charged Sunday evening after allegedly shooting a 15-year-old girl in Bell County.

The shooting, which police said was accidental, occurred about 5:30 p.m. at a residence on Chichester Avenue. Middlesboro Police charged Dwayne Smith, 35, with first-degree assault, according to a police press release.

The unidentified girl was flown to the University of Tennessee hospital in Knoxville with undisclosed injuries.

Smith was taken to the Bell County Detention Center.

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