A mother charged with neglect after her 3-year old son accidently shot and killed his 5-year old sister with her handgun.
The little girl was shot in the head by her mother’s handgun that was sitting on a shelf in her closet. The mother did not know that there was a bullet in the chamber, meaning the gun was loaded.
This incident happened on New Years Eve and the girl passed away on January 3rd.
This all happened when the Mom put her two kids down for a nap and she went to take a snooze on the couch.
She awoke to a gun shot and when she checked on her daughter her eyes were closed and she called 911 ASAP.
Even though she told her children countless times to not play or go near the gun, unfortunately this happened. Who would’ve thought that something like this would happen in the confines of your own home.
This is the first gun this Mom has ever owned, so she thought the safety was on and the gun was not loaded. That was not the case.
This unfortunate incident was completely avoidable according to detectives. As a result the Mother is charged with a couple of serious felonies.
What a heartbreaking story and a lesson to all parents out there.
Keep your guns locked up and out of sight from your kids, so they do not harm themselves or someone else.