5-year-old girl dies after accidentally shooting herself with gun found under pillow

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DETROIT, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl is dead after she accidentally shot herself with her grandmother’s gun.

Family members told WXYZ that 5-year-old Mariah Davis was playing upstairs when she found a gun underneath a pillow and shot herself.

The girl, who was with two younger children, was playing with the weapon when it discharged about midnight, according to police.

Her grandmother, who was cooking downstairs at the time of the shooting, was later questioned by police and released, said Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno.

The investigation into the tragedy continues and no charges have been filed.

At least six children have shot and killed either themselves or a parent in the U.S. since April 20.

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