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North Carolina girl who accidentally shot herself in the head on Christmas day has died

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 06:50:52-05

A 3-year-old North Carolina girl who accidentally shot herself in the head on Christmas day has died.

USA Today reported that Aylee Gordon died from her injuries on Dec. 28 at a local hospital.

According to NBC News, Aylee was the daughter of retired Henderson County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Gordon.

The news outlets reported the shooting occurred Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. in the rural community of Edneyville.

USA Today reported that Aylee had been playing with her bicycle when she picked up a 9 mm pistol and accidentally shot herself in the head.