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Mother charged in accidental shooting of daughter

Posted September 4, 2009

— A Littleton woman faces charges in the accidental shooting of her 3-year-old daughter late last month, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said.


Kisha B. Harper, 37, of 128 Hickey Hill Drive, was charged Friday with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Harper turned herself in to authorities.

Harper’s bond was set at $5,000.

The child was shot in the abdomen by a single bullet in her home on Aug. 23. She remains in critical condition.

Investigators said she was home with both of her parents at the time, but declined to comment on specifics of how it happened.

The child’s name was not released and authorities have not said which hospital she is being treated at.


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  • Eduardo1 Sep 4, 2009

    was the gun a licensed? was the mother tested for substance abuse? is the $5,000 bond to low. so many questions, but nothing in the report. Lets get a follow up WRAL

  • donnaferguson Sep 4, 2009

    Such a sad story. It's unfortunate that this happens way too much. I'm sure the Mother and Father are suffering. My granddaughter is 3 and I cannot imagine the trauma that little girl must be having. Phsyical as well as emotional. God Bless them all.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 4, 2009

    "why don't they get rid of guns"

    Do you seriously believe that will stop crime? It would stop some accidents from happening. But it won't stop most crime. Good legal people wouldn't have guns. But criminals would always have their guns, and be able to get them on the black market. If the criminals knew you didn't have a gun, their crime would increase. Some people don't think when they speak.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 4, 2009

    Accidents happen. Of course its really not an accident when you don't properly handle a firearm. I hate it for the Mom and child.

  • finesse187 Sep 4, 2009

    WOW!!! I hope the little girl has a speedy recovery, and there are no after affects of the shooting!!

  • teacher-mom Sep 4, 2009

    You can not have guns around children.

  • davidnc78 Sep 4, 2009

    why don't they get rid of guns