The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office says a three year old child is dead after she accidentally shot herself with one of the family's guns. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the father was cleaning his guns and suddenly had to leave the house for work. He says the dad called the mom and told her to put the guns away when she got home.
"She's got three kids, a 3 year old, a two year old and a one year old," said Mancuso. "And you can just imagine what happens when they come in. And it's horrible but the child grabbed the gun and killed herself."
Mancuso says when deputies arrived they found the little girl with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Mancuso says this is a valuable lesson for parents in that we have to be aware of our children at all times.
They are turning the matter over to the DA and it's likely the case will go before a grand jury.