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A mother of five in North Carolina died after being accidentally shot when her children found a gun in her purse.
Gabriel Gabby Henderson, 25, was found by police in Cornelius around 7pm. On Monday, when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the apartment, he informed the Charlotte Observer. She was pronounced dead on the spot.
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Cornelius police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Police say four of Henderson’s five children discovered a small semiautomatic handgun in her mother’s purse and all were reported in the room at the time of the shooting, the Charlotte Observer. Henderson’s oldest son was in the living room.
It is not known what triggered the fire, but Henderson’s youngest son was also “inadvertently killed,” according to ABC News.
The baby was taken to the main medical center at Charlotte Atrium and he is expected to recover from his injuries, according to WSOCTV.
Children’s names and ages are hidden.
A GoFundMe campaign was created in honor of Henderson to raise money for funeral expenses and financial support for her children.
“On February 15, 2021, Gabby lost her life leaving 5 grandchildren,” the campaign says. “On behalf of Gabby’s family, her closest friends, and her entire family, we appreciate the love, prayers and support that have been extended to us over the past few days and certainly in the days ahead.
On Wednesday, GoFundMe raised $ 1,370 to reach its goal of $ 10,000.