Police: 4-year-old girl killed after finding gun in mom's car on I-85

Police say a 4-year-old girl is dead after she accidentally shot herself with a gun she found while her mom was driving her in Atlanta.

Officials tell FOX 5 the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near North Druid Hills Road.

According to investigators, the girl's mother, identified as Kaelin Lewis, was driving when her daughter found a firearm in the backseat and pulled the trigger, hitting herself.

Kaelin Lewis

Kaelin Lewis (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Police pronounced 4-year-old Kendal Lewis dead at the scene and arrested Kaelin Lewis for second-degree cruelty to children.

At last report, Kaelin Lewis was in custody at the DeKalb County Jail.