New Orleans Girl Dead from Self-inflicted Gun Wound

June 24, 2013  |  
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This year has been a really bad one for kids and accidental gun deaths, and this latest story from New Orleans is part of a very sad trend. CNN reports that a 5-year-old girl died Sunday after accidentally shooting herself with a .38 caliber revolver.

The girl’s mother told police she locked her daughter in their home while she ran and errand, and when she returned, she found her daughter with the gunshot wound. It was earlier reported that the girl’s mother would be charged with second-degree murder, but it’s now being said charges may be pending. The coroner will perform an autopsy on the girl; her name will be released after authorities have had the chance to contact the girl’s family.

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