- Laila Johnson, 2, died on Friday after her mother’s gun accidentally discharged
- The fatal shot took place around 11pm at Econo Lodge hotel in Wickliffe, Ohio
- The mother was staying at the hotel with her four children
- She called 911 repeating ‘Oh my god she’s gone. She’s gone’
- The mother said she accidentally dropped the gun, causing it to discharge
- The baby was pronounced dead at Lake West Hospital
- The mother legally owned the gun and had a concealed carry permit
A two-year-old Ohio girl died after her mother accidentally dropped her gun, causing it to discharge and send a bullet to the child’s chest.
The heartbreaking incident took place on Friday around 11pm at a hotel in Wickliffe, Ohio where the mother and her four children were staying.
The dropped gun fatally shot the toddler Laila Johnson, leading the mother to frantically call police repeating ‘She’s gone. She’s gone. My baby’s gone’.
Two-year-old Laila Johnson died Friday night when her mother dropped her gun and a bullet hit her in the chest while they stayed at a Wickliffe, Ohio motel
Police are investigating the shooting that took place at Econo Lodge.
A harrowing record of the 911 call reveals the mother’s distress.
‘Oh my god, I had my gun in the room. The safety wasn’t on. She’s gone. She’s gone,’ she said to 911 operator.
She initially told the operator that the safety was off but later said it was on, according to the call obtained by ABC5.
The mother frantically called police saying ‘She’s gone. My daughter is gone’
Police say the shooting was a tragic accident. The baby was pronounced dead at Lake West Hospital due to her injuries
‘The safety was on when I dropped the gun and the bullet shot her. The gun dropped, I dropped my gun…She’s not breathing at all. She’s gone,’ she said.
The child was transported to Lake West Hospital where she died from her injuries.
Police said the shooting appears to be accidental.
Officials added that the mother legally owned the gun, has a concealed carry permit and was handling the gun when it discharged.
The Lake County Crime Lab and prosecutor’s office will decide if charges will be filed.