Funeral set for Lebanon woman accidentally shot by child

Funeral set for Lebanon woman accidentally shot by child (Image 1)
Funeral set for Lebanon woman accidentally shot by child (Image 1)

The funeral for a Lebanon woman who was accidentally shot and killed by a four-year-old boy over the weekend will be held on Saturday.

A viewing for Josephine Fanning will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church located at 2741 Benton Pike SE in Cleveland.

Fanning's funeral will be held at the church on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The 48-year-old woman was accidentally shot during a family cookout at her home located in the 6700 block of S.E. Tater Peeler Road.   

Authorities reported that Josephine's husband,  Deputy Daniel Fanning was showing a relative a gun, which was locked up in a safe in a bedroom when the incident occurred.

Deputy Fanning removed a pistol to get to a rifle and left it on top of the bed.

The four-year-old boy grabbed the pistol and fired, striking Josephine once.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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