Girl driving buggy in Amish Ohio area fatally shot

FREDRICKSBURG, Ohio — Police say a teenage girl driving a horse and buggy in an Amish area of northeast Ohio has been shot in the head and has died.

Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly says 15-year-old Rachel Yoder died Friday, a day after her brother found her outside their home in Fredricksburg, in neighboring Wayne County.

WJW-TV reports she was Amish and had attended a Christmas party for employees of a produce shop.

Zimmerly says she dropped off a friend before being shot about 3 miles from home. He says she fell from the buggy when the horse arrived at the home.

Zimmerly tells Wooster’s The Daily-Record newspaper a bullet was found in the girl’s head but no bullet holes were in the buggy and no casings were nearby.

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