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Tragedy As 5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots Herself With Her Grandma’s Gun

Tragedy As 5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots Herself With Her Grandma’s Gun

Mariah Davis

The rate at which kids shoot themselves is quite alarming. Guns are accessible in the US and worse still is the gun owners DO NOT secure these weapons from their kids. I’m saying this because there has been another tragedy this time in Detroit with a 5 year-old girl, Mariah Davis, fatally shooting herself with her grandma’s gun.

It’s understood that Mariah was visiting her grandparents along with her other two siblings and while they were playing, she discovered the gun under her grandparents’ pillow. Meanwhile, her grandmother was downstairs cooking and her grandfather was in another room when the deceased brought the gun in the room with her siblings to play with. Tragically, Mariah shot herself in the neck and died instantly.

Tragedy As 5-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots Herself With Her Grandma’s Gun

Mariah Davis

According to Cmdr. Jacqueline Pritchett of the Detroit police, “The gun was not in a gun box, it was not locked, it was just lying up under the pillow”.

The sad part about this is that someone has to be held accountable for Mariah’s death and it will be a grieving member of the family most likely.

Even investigators attest to this.

“The adult is held responsible so that’s a double tragedy,” psychiatrist Gerald Sheiner said. “A child is hurt and the gun owner is held responsible and punished after they have lost a child.”

Watch the news footage of the story below.


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