Mom w/concealed carry permit kills tot by mistake

 WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) -- Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland.

Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Police say an initial investigation indicates the woman was handling a firearm when it fired and struck the girl in the chest. Police say the mother legally possessed the handgun and had a concealed carry permit.

A local news station identified the dead girl as Laila Johnson.

Wickliffe is 16 miles (26 kilometers) east of downtown Cleveland.
 
 

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