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Mother Arrested After 5-Year-Old Daughter Accidentally Shoots Herself

January 19, 2017
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A Mother from Chicago is facing a child endangerment charge after her 5-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself in their home. 22-year-old Larrinita Starks was taken into custody and has been charged with misdemeanor child endangerment.par-0

The child was inside the home in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood when she shot herself in the stomach.par-1

The next door neighbor , Jadari Perry heard the gunshot. He said:par-2

“I was doing my homework. I went outside to see where it came from,” Perry said.par-3

Perry said that a family member drove her to Rush University Medical Center. The girl was then reportedly transferred to another Hospital, where she is currently listed in serious condition.par-4

Investigators are trying to figure out how the little girl was able to get her hands on the gun.par-5

Every year, hundreds of fatal accidents occur with children and guns. This is yet another one of those tragic occurrences.par-6

Starks is due to appear in court on March 16th.par-7




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