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Ness County shooting victim identified


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

BAZINE -- The Ness County Sheriff's office has identified the victim of a Friday evening shooting in Bazine.

Courie Cox, 12, was fatally wounded by a weapon discharged by a family member in the residence, undersheriff Gavin Wilson said in a press release.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the sheriff's dispatch received a call of the shooting in Bazine, located 11 miles east of Ness City. When deputies arrived, they found Cox being given CPR by a family member. Deputies continued the CPR until Ness County EMS arrived to continue treatment.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said it appeared to have been an accidental shooting. An autopsy is being conducted, and KBI officials are continuing the investigation.

Cox was the daughter of Darrin and Rebecca Foos Cox and was a sixth-grade student at Ness City Elementary School.