Deborah Kay Schwartz, of Grabill, died at a local hospital. The Allen County Coroner's Office ruled her death a homicide, the county's first of 2018.
Her death remained under investigation Tuesday by the Allen County Sheriff's Department, but authorities told WANE in Fort Wayne that the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident. Police and paramedics were called to the girl's home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, where they found her with the wound to the head. She was in critical condition when they arrived.