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Police identify teen girl shot to death in Lawrenceburg, 18-year-old suspect jailed

(Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Lawrenceburg Police have identified a teenage girl shot to death on Tuesday night.

Holly Collum, 16, was transported to a local hospital after the shooting where she died. The LPD said she was found lying on the porch of a home on Smith Avenue just after 8 p.m. Lawrenceburg Police have since recovered two weapons.

Police Chief Terry Beecham called this shooting a “tragic action" that "appears to be the result of people playing with a gun.”

Kyle Daniel Welcher, 18, was charged with reckless homicide and held without bond. Officers said he originally left the scene but came back to turn himself in to authorities.

Collum was a student at Lawrence County High School. Grief counselors will be on hand to help students cope.

Welcher is set to appear in court on Feb. 1.

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