Nashville girl, 7, dies after being shot by toddler; man wanted for questioning

(Courtesy: Facebook via WKRN)

NASHVILLE, TN (WKRN) – A 7-year-old girl died Tuesday afternoon after police say she was shot by a two-year-old child who got a hold of a gun, and a man is now wanted for questioning.

The tragic shooting happened at the JC Napier homes on Lewis Street just before 1 p.m.

Metro police told WKRN the girl, identified as Harmony Warfield, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after suffering a serious injury.

An investigation revealed the girl had been accidentally shot by her 2-year-old cousin.

Authorities say Harmony was inside an apartment with four other relatives—her 29-year-old aunt and three children ages 14, 11, and 2—when the shooting happened.

According to Metro police, the children were in the kitchen when a shot was heard. The 14-year-old reported the 2-year-old was holding a pistol. Police say that pistol has yet to be recovered.

Detectives were reportedly told the aunt’s friend, 27-year-old Anthony Sanders, was outside when the shot was fired, went inside to see what happened, and ran from the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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