The mother of a three-year-old girl who died after being shot in the neck overnight in Sydney was heard saying “Not my baby girl!”
Emergency crews were called to a house on Danny Road in Lalor Park, in Sydney’s west, just after 8:00pm on Sunday following reports of gunfire and loud yelling.
They found the child with a gunshot wound to her neck.
The girl’s mother, in a state of high distress, was led out of the house and into an ambulance.
She was yelling: “I hate you, I hate you”. And then cried out: “Not my baby girl, not my baby girl.”
Police are investigating whether the toddler managed to shoot herself inside the family home.
A crime scene was set up and the house and part of the road was cordoned off.
The toddler’s three young siblings aged under eight, her parents and another family member were home at the time.
Police have confirmed the father, a 43 year old man, has been charged with firearm offences and other offences.
Such a terrible tragedy.
Our thoughts are with all involved.