Two kids who were left alone to their own devices one evening managed to find the single most dangerous thing in the house: a gun. Then they made a dangerous and ultimately fatal decision: They took the weapon out to explore.
The accident occurred just four days before Christmas. The eight-year old was playing with the firearm when it went off, shooting her older sister in the neck. The girls mother came home a short time after the shooting and emergency personnel were called. But tragically, it was’ too late. The nine-year-old had died from the gunshot
Authorities were investigating the incident, and though it appeared to be an accidental shooting, child endangerment charges against the mother were likely for leaving the girls unattended and failing to properly secure the firearm.