Laplace, LA – On Saturday, at 9:44 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Country Club Drive in LaPlace for a medical emergency.
The father of a 5-year-old girl reported that his daughter shot herself while playing with a handgun. The father was reportedly in the shower at the time.
Emergency medical services transported the girl to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Detectives identified the young girl as Haley Moore.
Detectives said that the handgun was unsecured in the residence.
The incident is still under investigation.