NC mother charged after daughter shoots herself


Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, of Charlotte

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A North Carolina mother was arrested after police said her 7-year-old daughter shot herself in the hand with a gun.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, of Charlotte, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to properly secure a weapon.

The shooting allegedly happened at the suspect’s home while the mother was asleep.

The suspect said her daughters – 7 and 5 years old – found a loaded firearm and it went off as the 7-year-old was playing with it.

The mother reportedly drove her daughter to the hospital. Police said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter