Girl, 5, Fatally Shoots Self While Dad Showers

Father 'not ignorant to the fact of the danger,' neighbor says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2016 12:41 PM CDT
Girl, 5, Fatally Shoots Self While Dad Showers
Haley Moore   (Facebook)

A 5-year-old Louisiana girl playing with her father's handgun fatally shot herself Saturday morning as he took a shower, reports the Times-Picayune, the latest child to fatally find a parent's firearm. Haley Moore was taken to the hospital, where she died; two siblings in the house were uninjured. "It's an unfortunate thing because (father Eric Moore) is a disabled military veteran and one thing is he has his guns, but he's not ignorant to the fact of the danger, especially when his kids are around," says a neighbor. "He would always stress how he had to secure (them), what he had to go through when the kids came." The gun, police said, was in an unsecured location. "He was gonna take them to see Angry Birds and they were all excited about that," the neighbor says. "And then this tragedy. His kids are his life, so this to him is devastating." (Read more gun deaths stories.)

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