Sheriff: 4-year-old girl dies after apparent accidental shooting in Chalmette
CHALMETTE (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has died after an apparent accidental shooting in Louisiana.
News outlets report that deputies were called to a home in Chalmette on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. to investigate reports of a child being shot.
A St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office news release says the girl was taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where she was pronounced dead. A handgun that authorities believed was used has been recovered.
An investigation is ongoing.