Mom Charged When Child Shot Herself With Loaded Gun

Heather Davenport

Heather Davenport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte mom is facing charges after her young daughter shot herself Saturday afternoon.

Satuday afternoon, ER staff at CMC Main notified Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police of a patient suffering a gunshot wound.

Responding officers spoke with the 7-year-old girl’s mother, Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, who reported she was asleep when her children, ages 5 and 7, found a loaded firearm in her Bank Street home.

The 7-year-old girl accidentally shot herself while handling the firearm, but sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Davenport is charged with failure to properly secure a weapon.

Police say DSS, CPS and CD-CP was notified of the incident.

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