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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: Child’s Name Released

The name of a four-year-old girl who was killed Monday in an apparent accidental shooting has been released.

Officials say Lillium Mead died from a gunshot wound to the chest. It happened at an apartment complex at 2746 Fleur Drive Monday night just after 7:00 p.m.

Police say Lillium was home with her parents, Adam and Sheila Mead, and two younger siblings when the shooting happened.

The circumstances of the shooting have not been released but police say it appears to be an accident.

Police interviewed the parents Monday night. No charges have been filed yet in the case.

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INFANT DIES: Teen Father Charged With Neglect

A teen father is charged with neglect of a dependent person after his four-month-old son died Tuesday.

Des Moines police say emergency crews were called to an apartment at 6520 Chaffee Road around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night about an unresponsive baby.

The baby was taken to Blank Hospital where he later died.

The father of the baby, 17-year-old Drew James Weehler-Smith, was arrested in the case. Police say he left the child alone. More charges could be filed depending on the outcome of the baby’s autopsy.

I-235 ACCIDENT: One Person Injured

Des Moines police are investigating an overnight crash.

It happened around 11:30 Tuesday night on I-235. A car was traveling eastbound on I-235 when it hit a barrier at the exit ramp on Easton. Debris was scattered across the road.

Paramedics took one person to the hospital. There’s no word on his or her condition.

Police are looking into what caused the accident.

BLUE MILE: Life Of A Professional Runner

As thousands of hobbyists took part in the Grand Blue Mile, dozens of professional athletes were hoping to take home the $5,000 top prize.

But what does it take? Channel 13’s John Sears finds out.

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BIRDSEYE VIEW: Thousands Run Grand Blue Mile

Arial footage caught the action as professional runners and enthusiasts alike ran the fifth annual Grand Blue Mile Tuesday evening.

Heather Kampf and Leo Manzano took the women’s and men’s US one-mile championships in a time of 4:32 and 4:05 respectively. They each take home $5,000 in prize money.

DOWNTOWN RUN: Grand Blue Mile Kicks Off

We’ve see the crowning of the most beautiful bulldog and high jumpers at Hy-Vee.

Tuesday evening, professional athletes and everyday Iowans are meeting to run the Grand Blue Mile downtown.

It’s the fifth ear for the run which is held in conjunction with the Drake Relays and it’s expected to draw a record number of participants.

CHILD DEATH: Few Answers In Accidental Shooting

Des Moines police say the shooting death of a child appears to be an accident.

“Anytime during an investigation, it can switch to be non-accidental. Right now, it does appear to be accidental,” says Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax.

They aren’t saying much more than that about what happened just after 7 p.m. Monday

“All we heard was a loud bang,” says Terry Petefish.

He lives right above the apartment where a 4-year-old girl was shot to death. His father ran downstairs to find a traumatic scene.

“It was not a good thing. He went into try and help the guy give the little girl CPR, but at that point, he said she was probably already gone,” says Petefish.