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N.C. man charged after 2-year-old daughter shoots, kills herself

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.Fayetteville police have charged a 19-year-old man in the death of his 2-year-old daughter who accidentally shot herself.

Melvin Clark Jr
Melvin Clark Jr WRAL-TV

Police said in a release Sunday that Melvin Clark Jr. is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He's accused of leaving a loaded .22 semi-automatic pistol under the living room couch.

Officers say Samarri Beauford found the gun while she was playing Saturday. The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died. No one else in the home was injured.

Clark was in jail on a $50,000 secured bond. CBS affiliate WRAL-TV reports Clark is scheduled to appear in court sometime today.