A firearm stolen. A life taken.
It happened in the state with the highest rate of accidental gun deaths in the country. Between 2006 and 2015, over 300 people in Louisiana alone were killed this way. Many were black or Hispanic children or teens.
This time it was “a beautiful little girl” who loved to play in an empty lot across the street with her brothers and the neighborhood children in her Louisiana community.
On July 5, 2018, a 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in Chalmette, Louisiana. The police arrested her father on charges of negligent homicide and possession of a stolen firearm.