N.O. girl dies after accidentally shooting herself in head - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

N.O. girl dies after accidentally shooting herself in head

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The shooting happened Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Galvez Street in the St. Roch neighborhood.

Police say evidence suggests the girl was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off.  Her mother left her alone in the home while she went to the store.  When she returned she found the girl lying on the floor, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The girl's mother, 28-year-old Laderika Smith will be charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

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