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Five-year-old shot by friend named

The name has been released of a five-year-old girl in the US who died after being shot by another girl her same age in what police say is an accidental shooting.

Noelle Aston Shawver of Blackfoot, Idaho, died on Wednesday after visiting a home in Chubbuck.

Police have released few details, citing an ongoing investigation.

A funeral is planned for Wednesday in Blackfoot.

Emergency workers responded at about 3pm and took Shawver to Portneuf Medical Centre in Pocatello. The hospital confirmed later in the evening she had died.

Police say adults were in the home at the time of the shooting but were in a different room.

Investigators have not released the type of gun involved or said how the children accessed it.

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