5-Year-Old Girl Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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CaptureA 5-year-old girl who critically injured herself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound has died.  She was taken off of life support Sunday evening.

The New Orleans Police Department says they found the child in the bedroom of a home on the 2200 block of North Galvez Street before 11:00 a.m.

Reports show the child was home alone and somehow came across the gun and shot herself in the head.

The child’s mother, 28-year-old Laderika Smith, told police she locked the child inside the home before going to the store.

Smith is now charged with Second Degree Murder.