Retired sheriff’s daughter, 三, dies after accidentally shooting herself in the head on Christmas weekend: Police who could charge relative who left loaded gun in his pick-up truck outside the home
Aylee Gordon was riding her new bike Saturday outside the family’s rural Edneyville home when she picked up a 9-millimeter pistol left in a visitor’s pick-up truck and accidentally shot herself in the head, 根据 NBC新闻.
She was flown to Mission Hospital in Ashville, where she underwent emergency surgery. But she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on Tuesday night.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office say they are weighing possible criminal charges.
Aylee Gordon, 3, of Edneyville, 北卡罗来纳, died four days after accidentally shooting herself in the head on Christmas
She found a 9-millimeter pistol left unattended in a family visitor’s pick-up truck and accidentally shot herself in the head, according to NBC News
The toddler was the daughter of retired Henderson County Sheriff’s Captain Tim Gordon, who retired from the sheriff’s office in 2016. The department confirmed, 然而, that the gun wasn’t a service weapon.
Possible criminal charges will be determined by the local district attorney’s office and the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, according to the county sheriff’s office. Officials have not yet released who the gun was registered to.
Friends of Aylee’s family set up a GoFundMe page to cover her medical expenses shortly after the tragedy and it has since raised $18,847 其 $5,000 目标.
The last update on the page, posted Tuesday night, was from her parents Tim and Anya. “Our beautiful little angel gained her wings last night. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tremendous support to our family and appreciate continuous prayers,’ the update read.
过度 1,000 children under the age of 11 were killed or injured by guns in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Investigators are now weighing possible criminal charges. They have not released who the weapon was registered to