http://news.sky.com/story/1107388/five-year-old-girl-shoots-herself-in-the-headA five-year-old girl accidentally shot herself dead after her mother left her at home and went shopping, police have said.
Officers responded to reports of gun shots around 10.50am on Sunday morning in New Orleans and found the girl in a bedroom.
She was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and was rushed to hospital.
The youngster was put on life support for several hours but was later pronounced dead.
A spokesman for the New Orleans police department said: "A preliminary investigation indicates the child was home alone and had somehow come into contact with .38 revolver and accidentally shot herself in the head."
The girl was discovered injured by her mother on her return to their home in North Galvez Street in the 7th Ward.
Happened yesterday, we live in a crazy world