Deangelo Mansion said Monday his 2-year-old daughter is recovering after she reportedly shot herself in the head a week ago.
Mansion called the ordeal “overwhelming” and said he is confused by the circumstances leading to the toddler’s injury.
Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to a house in the 7600 block of Countryfield Drive March 7 after receiving reports that the toddler had been shot. But deputies were unable to locate a gun, despite a search of the house and extensive interviews with the three women – including mom Annique Davis – who were present during the incident.
A gun doesn’t just walk away
Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Sacramento Bee
Neither Davis nor the girl live at the home, according to authorities.
On Monday, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said detectives are now looking at “everything universally.”
“After the initial investigation, there are more questions than there are answers – especially when the weapon has still not been located,” Turnbull said. “A gun doesn’t just walk away.”
Mansion, 25, said his daughter is conscious and has undergone several surgeries. Mansion said he doesn’t blame Davis, 22. But he is frustrated at the lack of progress in the case.
“Nobody’s telling me anything,” Mansion said.
Turnbull declined to say whether authorities found shell casings or other physical evidence at the scene. So far, no one has been arrested.
According to Turnbull, there were two separate 911 calls about the shooting, including one from Davis who told the dispatcher that her baby was shot. The other call was made by an unidentified individual from inside the home, who told the dispatcher that the baby shot herself.
Mansion does not know the owner of the home, Deborah Weaver. No one answered the door at the house Monday, and efforts to reach Weaver were unsuccessful.
“All I’m concerned about is my daughter’s recovery, and she’s doing fine now,” Mansion said.