By Daniel White
May 11, 2016

Detroit police say a young girl shot and killed herself with a handgun she found underneath her grandmother’s pillow Tuesday night

Police say they responded to the call around midnight and the girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to CBS.

Relatives identified the child as Mariah Davis. The girl was 4 or 5 years old, according to conflicting reports from police and family members.

“It was an awful tragedy that has all of us shook up and our heart broke,” the girl’s aunt Freda Davis told local CBS radio WWJ-AM. “It seems like our souls was ripped out of us. She was a lovely little girl. All she loved to do was sing.”

Police are still investigating the shooting but say the incident happened while the girl was in an upstairs bedroom and the grandmother was downstairs.

[CBS]

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