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St. Louis girl, 3, dies after finding gun

St. Louis girl, 3, dies after finding gun

July 13th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who shot herself in the head after finding a gun in the room where she was left alone.

The girl's name has not been released.

Police were called to a home Tuesday night in south St. Louis. Authorities say the child was left unattended in an adult bedroom while her father was out of the home. Police tell KSDK-TV they believe the girl found the gun tucked between two mattresses.

The girl was taken to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com