Girl Dies as Gun Fires in Mother’s Purse

Nashville, Tennessee – A tragic incident took place on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee when a 13-year-old girl named Dearria Radley was fatally shot inside her home on Edgehill Avenue. According to the mother, the firearm discharge was unintentional.

Upon receiving a 911 call at 9:58 p.m., officers from the Midtown Hills Precinct rushed to the scene and provided immediate assistance to Dearria. She was subsequently taken to Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Emergency Room by ambulance, but sadly succumbed to a single gunshot wound.

During an interview at the police headquarters, the grieving mother informed detectives that her .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was unholstered, had been inside her purse along with other items. She stated that the firearm went off accidentally as she was retrieving her keys from the bag.

At present, no charges have been filed in relation to this tragic incident. The police department’s Youth Services Division is diligently continuing their investigation into the matter.

The devastating loss of Dearria Radley has left the community in shock. As authorities piece together the circumstances surrounding the accidental shooting, it serves as a somber reminder of the importance of firearm safety and responsible handling.

Authorities are urging all gun owners to exercise extreme caution and ensure that proper safety measures are always followed to prevent such tragic accidents. Families and individuals are encouraged to seek education and training regarding firearm safety to reduce the risk of similar incidents.

The investigation into Dearria Radley’s untimely death remains ongoing, as law enforcement officials work tirelessly to gather all pertinent information and bring closure to this devastating event.