Wash. officer's daughter shot dead by sibling

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STANWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- The 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer is dead after being shot by her young sibling.

The Snohomish County sheriff's office says the shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the officer's van in Stanwood, and the girl died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Sunday.

The sibling found a loaded handgun in the vehicle and fired it, striking the girl.

The sheriff's office says their parents were nearby when it happened.

Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith says the department's thoughts are with the officer and his family.