5-year-old left home alone shoots herself in the head

3:01 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (WDSU) -- New Orleans investigators have identified the 5-year-old girl who died Sunday night after shooting herself in the head with a gun that was inside her home in the St. Roch neighborhood.

The mother, 28-year-old Laderika Smith, was arrested on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile Sunday.
According to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, 5-year-old Brandajah Smith, accidentally shot herself in the head.

The victim's mom told police she locked her daughter inside the home while she went to the store.

When she returned a short time later, she said she found her daughter lying on the bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to the head.

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