Mother charged after girl, 5, accidentally shoots self

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Larrinita Starks. Photo: Chicago Police Department

Larrinita Starks. Photo: Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO -- The mother of a 5-year-old girl is in custody after her daughter accidentally shot herself.

Larrinata Starks, 22, faces a count of misdemeanor child endangerment.

It happened at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in East Garfield Park.

The girl was inside a house in the 3700 block of West Ferdinand Street when she shot herself with a handgun.

Her family took her to the hospital where she remains in serious condition.

No word yet on who owned the gun and if it was legally registered.