Dad Arrested After Toddler Accidentally Shoots Herself

2-year-old found gun under couch: police
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2013 1:45 PM CDT
Dad Arrested After Toddler Accidentally Shoots Herself

A 19-year-old North Carolina man is accused of leaving a loaded semiautomatic pistol under a couch, where his daughter found it Saturday; the 2-year-old shot and killed herself. Melvin Andre Clark Jr. was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, WRAL reports. His daughter, Samarri Tyana Beauford, was playing in Clark's living room when the accident happened. (Read more shooting death stories.)

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