According to USA Today’s report, the Grovetown Police Department said in a statement that 24-year-old father Davion Daniels left his gun upstairs and went downstairs to talk on the phone.
In the statement, it was reported that the 4-year-old girl, who took the gun in her hand in the house where there were others, shot herself in the head.
It was stated in the statement that the girl, who was taken to the hospital by her family, was operated on and could not survive the life-threatening risk, and that a shot was fired in the incident, but the gun was illegally modified and made fully automatic.
In the statement, it was reported that Baba Daniels, who admitted to leaving a loaded 9 mm Glock pistol on the ground, was taken into custody.
In the statement, Daniels was accused of “second-degree ill-treatment” and “possession of a machine gun”, and pointed out that the father’s bail request was also denied.
Grovetown city officials underlined the need to act more responsibly with regard to guns, “especially in environments where small children are present”.
On the other hand, a 2-year-old girl in Chicago, Illinois, shot herself in the hand with a gun she found at home. It was learned that the condition of the child, who was taken to the hospital, was good, and no one was taken into custody regarding the incident.