Girl Fatally Shoots Herself With Mom's Gun While Filming Video

An 11-year-old girl in Washington shot herself with her mother's gun while recording a video, police have reported.

The girl's 10-year-old brother called police shortly after 11 p.m., Lakewood Police told Q13.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found the girl with a gunshot wound to her head.

She was rushed to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, but later succumbed to her injuries.

Investigators said the child accessed her mother's gun and was recording a video of herself when the gun went off.

Detectives have not determined how she got hold of the gun and it is unclear if the shooting was accidental or not.

Police also did not reveal whether the mother was at home when the incident occurred.

Newsweek has contacted Lakewood Police for comment.

Across the U.S., death by gunshot was the second-highest cause of death among those aged 1 to 19 in 2016, according to a study released by the New England Journal of Medicine two years ago. Only car crashes led to more deaths.

Eight children a day are unintentionally injured or killed in the U.S. because of an unlocked or unsupervised gun in the home, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Last week a toddler in Tennessee died when another young child accidentally shot him at a home in Clarksville.

Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said a two-year-old boy was fatally shot after the other child managed to get hold of an unsecured handgun.

Last month, a toddler playing with a gun also shot dead his five-year-old cousin at a Detroit home.

The 18-month-old boy reportedly got hold of the weapon while at the property with his father, his cousin, his grandmother and a baby girl.

The bullet hit the five-year-old boy in the neck at the home in the 2400 block of Sturtevant Street.

Last month, a one-year-old was also left hospitalized after being shot with a rifle in Mississippi by a four-year-old.

The girl was accidentally shot in the hand with an AR-15 assault rifle at a home on Ridgecrest Drive in Holly Springs, according to police.

The toddler's mother was not at home when the shooting took place and had left the girl with a sibling. It is not known exactly how the older child got hold of the gun.