A 911 call at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday by the mother indicated a small girl had been shot in the head.
Deputies, medical personnel and detectives found the child had a wound near her left eye. She was transported to the hospital for treatment. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Three people were in the house at the time of the incident. The child's mother, a 2-year-old cousin and the victim. The mother was in another area of the house and the two children were in the room were the shooting occurred.Police determined that a .45-caliber handgun, recovered at the scene, was involved in the shooting.
UPDATE (6/1/12): According to this news video, the 3-year old's name was Kendalin Robinson. She was at the home of Lieutenant Tommie Graham, a Tennessee State Trooper. She shot herself near her left eye after handling the loaded, unsecured gun, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.