A 3-year-old girl was shot dead in a Sydney home

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A three-year-old girl was found shot dead in a home in Sydney on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to the home in Lalor Park, 40 minutes north west of Sydney, just after 8pm.

Authorities found the child with a fatal gunshot wound to her neck.

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A crime scene has been established at the home and detectives from Quakers Hill Local Area Command are on the scene, continuing to investigate.

Fairfax Media reports that a man was led into a police van at the scene on Sunday night, while the a woman, who was screaming and crying, was led into an ambulance.

The three siblings of the child were thought to be in the home at the time of the shooting.

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