5-year-old girl finds gun under grandmother’s pillow before killing herself with it in front of two younger children


Mariah Davis 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A little girl died of a gunshot wound after finding a gun under her grandmother's pillow and playing with it along with two other children, according to police in Michigan.

The Detroit Police Department said that the incident unfolded when 5-year-old Mariah Davis of Detroit, was playing in her grandmother's room with two younger children on Wednesday around 12:00 a.m.

According to the police investigation, the girl was playing with the gun while her grandmother was cooking in the kitchen and her grandfather was watching TV in the living room at the time of the shooting.

The gun was not in a gun box and it was not locked. It was just laying loaded and ready for use under a pillow.

Davis was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. The other children, ages 1 and 3, were unhurt. The grandmother was questioned by police and released.