Police: 4-year-old girl accidentally shoots herself, mother

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INDIANAPOLIS (WGHP) -- A 4-year-old Indiana girl accidentally shot herself in the cheek and her mother in the head Sunday morning when she grabbed a gun from the nightstand.

"When officers arrived, they came into contact with the father of the 4-year-old who stated that he and his fiancé were asleep when he was awakened by the sound of the gunshot," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release, according to IndyStar.

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Police say the daughter shot herself in the face and the same bullet apparently hit her mother in the back of her head. The father and his 2-year-old son were also in the room when the accidental shooting occurred, but they were both uninjured.

The girl was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The mother is undergoing surgery but was conscious and alert when she left the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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