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