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An East Ridge teenager died after shooting herself Sunday at Dogwood Place Apartments, according to an incident report from the East Ridge Police Department. 

Police originally said the shooting was accidental but further investigation after police questioned two witnesses determined the victim, 17, died after unloading all but one round and pulling the trigger with the pistol pointed at her head. 

One of the witnesses told police the girl had gone to the apartment to show them the gun. She then aimed it at her head, and he yelled at her to stop and reached for the gun, according to the report. She was then taken to Parkridge East Hospital and later died. 

Investigators determined the evidence on scene confirmed the statements. 

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