Girl, 5, shoots herself with her uncle's gun

November 05, 1994|By a Sun Staff Writer

A 5-year-old girl shot herself in the leg last night with a handgun belonging to her uncle -- a Baltimore Housing Authority police officer, an authority spokesman said.

Jessica Anderson was reportedly in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital, authority spokesman Zack Germroth said.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. at a residence in the 800 block of N. Gilmor St. The officer, whose name wasn't released, had just returned from work, and the child somehow got #F possession of the handgun and shot herself, Mr. Germroth said.

"We're investigating how the child got the gun," Mr. Germroth said.

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