According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO), on the evening of Monday, Feb. 9 at approximately 7 p.m., deputies responded to an accidental shooting at a home on Arsene Road in LeBleu Settlement. Upon arrival deputies discovered a 3 year old girl with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Deputies learned the father of the three-year-old girl cleaned his guns in the living room earlier in the day, and when his wife and children returned home, he had not put them away before going to work. When the little girl got ahold of one the loaded guns it accidentally fired, shooting her. The two other children ages 1 and 2, were not harmed.

The case will be turned over to the D.A. to determine if any charges will be filed after the investigation is complete.