Ankeny police report details how 4-year-old shot herself with handgun

The Ankeny Police Department released the name of the child who died in a gunshot incident this week.

On Monday, a 4-year-old girl died of injuries from a gunshot wound after an incident in the 900 block of Northeast Fifth Street. Police identified the girl as Savannah Holmes in a Wednesday news release.

According to court documents filed on Wednesday, officers arrived at the home with a report that the girl shot herself in the face with a handgun.

First responders began treating the girl at the scene and she later died of her injuries at a local hospital.

Previously:Police disclose few details in gunshot death of 4-year-old Ankeny girl

The incident was isolated and there is no danger to the public, police said.

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