Toddler finds gun, shoots and kills baby sister

Baby Robin Keefer (left) was killed and her father (right) has been charged by police over her death.
Baby Robin Keefer (left) was killed and her father (right) has been charged by police over her death. Photo credit: Raiterriona Washington/ Memphis Police

The father of a three-year-old toddler who shot and killed her one-year-old sister in a tragic accident in the US has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

The two children were sleeping in a bed with their father Shawn Moore's gun stored underneath it, when witnesses heard gunshots echoing from the family's apartment on Friday morning.

Baby Robin Keefer died from gunshot wounds after being rushed to hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis Police said she was shot by her sister with Mr Moore's firearm.

Mr Moore has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm according to Metro

Newshub.