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Mother sought in Pa. girl's shooting death by tot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police are seeking the mother of an 11-year-old girl they say was apparently shot and killed by a younger child while playing with a gun inside a west Philadelphia home earlier this month.

Homicide investigators said 31-year-old Tiffany Goldwire is being sought on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Police said Jamara Stevens was shot April 5 by a 2-year-old child and died shortly afterward at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Investigators said they believe a man had brought the weapon into the home a few hours earlier and stashed it on top of a refrigerator.

Police said the mother was home at the time but the shooting occurred when she left the room to use the bathroom.

Goldwire was being sought and it was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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