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.

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  • such a terrible story. much more to it though.


  • My understanding is that the ammunition is supposed to be stored separately to the firearm too. He obviously didn’t have a license for it. The man breached 2 avo. He shouldn’t have been on the property at all. Hopefully the Police will confiscate all firearms in his possession.


  • this is careless that an innocent child has been able to get access to this weapon and even more careless that it was left loaded. People are supposed to be smarter and aware of safety issues when they own weapons and this is utterly irresponsible. The poor family will have to deal with this mistake for the rest of their lives now and that is truyl sad that a child will never grow up because of poor decisions by adults.


  • Such a tragedy and a waste of a little ones life. Why wasn’t the gun locked away in a gun cupboard like it should have been. My deepest sympathy to the family.


  • This should never have happened – feel so much for the mother and the 3 year old’s siblings who also saw it. RIP little one.


  • Yes, when I read it I thought it happened in the US, not in Australia. :-(


  • Absolutely heartbreaking! How on earth was a loaded gun in the reach of the child ….. so tragic. RIP little one.


  • A terrible tragedy indeed. My thought and prayers are with the family and friends of this wee girl. Lalor park is not the best neighbourhood.


  • Just appalling. I cannot believe a (presumably loaded) gun was accessible.


  • Very sad to read,R.I.P young girl.


  • Kids should never be able to get access to guns!


  • An accident that should not have never happened.
    May you be resting in the arms of the Lord little one.


  • What a terrible accident!!! I guess we will soon hear the dynamics. RIP :-(


  • R.I.P. little one


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