North Carolina Mother of Five Accidentally Shot Dead After Her Children Find Gun in Her Purse

Gabriel “Gabby” Henderson | CREDIT: GOFUNDME

A North Carolina mother of five is dead after she was accidentally shot when her children found a gun in her purse.

Gabriel “Gabby” Henderson, 25, was found by Cornelius police around 7 p.m. Monday when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the apartment, the Charlotte Observer reported. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Cornelius police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Police say that four of Henderson’s five children discovered a small semiautomatic handgun in their mother’s purse and were all in the room at the time of the shooting, the Charlotte Observer reported. Henderson’s oldest child was out in the living room.

It’s not clear what led to the gun going off, but Henderson’s youngest child was also “inadvertently” shot, ABC News reported.

The child was taken to Charlotte’s Atrium Main Medical Center and is expected to recover from their injuries, according to WSOCTV.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Ashley Boucher