Fellow SEALs Say Chief Shot Girl and Old Man

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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, Friday, May 31, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, Friday, May 31, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two snipers say a decorated Navy SEAL shot a young girl and an old man in Iraq in 2017.

The fellow SEALS said Friday they did not see Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher pull the trigger, but they heard shots come from his perch as the victims were struck.

Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in the shootings and murder in the killing of a wounded captive Islamic State fighter.

The defense says neither witness saw Gallagher fire the shots.

Special Operator Dalton Tolbert texted fellow SEALs later to say he fired more warning shots to save civilians from Gallagher than he shot at Islamic State militants.

The testimony comes a day after another SEAL admitted he — not Gallagher — killed the prisoner in his care.

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