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Ice cream shop helps the family of Emma Redlinger

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VINTON (KWWL) -

Family and friends came together to remember a 14-year-old gone too soon.

The funeral was Thursday for Emma Redlinger in Vinton.

The teen was accidentally shot in the head by her friend when he was handling a gun. The Vinton Police Chief says they continue to investigate the situation.  

Meanwhile, people in the community are trying to help the family.

The local ice cream shop, Tootsie's Ice Cream and More, plans to donate part of their profits to them. 

The weekend of the 20th, 10 percent of their proceeds will go towards the family. It will take place at all three of their locations: La Porte City, Vinton and Center Point. 

"A lot of the people that work here know Emma, and I know her father from past experience, so it was just a good thing to do is step up and support the community," said one employee.

The Seibert family also held a fundraiser for Emma Redlinger's father when he had brain cancer a few years ago.

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