A mother-of-five tragically died after one of her children accidentally shot her as her three other kids watched on, reports said.
25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson was in her apartment with her five children when she was shot at around 7 pm on Monday night.
Police officers rushed to the home in Cornelius and found the mother’s body and a semi-automatic handgun next to her.
According to police, Henderson’s youngest child had also been shot and was rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives said that the only people inside their home were Henderson and her five young children.
It is believed that the children found the gun in Henderson’s purse and it went off.
The youngest child was rushed to Charlotte’s Atrium Main Medical Center with mild injuries. However, Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors described the mother of five as a loving woman who will be greatly missed in the local community, WSCOTV reported.
One neighbor said: “She was awesome, she was helpful to everybody. She helped me a lot because I have children so she always looked out for my kids when I needed her when I was working. She was just really a good mom. She worked really hard to be the best that she could be.”
A GoFundMe page was also set up for Henderson’s funeral and financial support for the surviving children.
The page reads: “On February 15, 2021 Gabby lost her life leaving 5 young kids. On behalf of Gabby’s family, her closest friends, and entire family, we appreciate the outpouring love, prayers and support shown over the past days and undoubtedly days to come.”
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