Nalukie Kaitak, 19, Kills His 15-Month-Old Sister
Instead of Himself in Suicide Attempt
by Kevin Caruso
August 15, 2004
Nulukie Kaitak, 19, of Salluit, Quebec, Canada, was suffering from depression and was suicidal on August 5, 2004, when he picked up a handgun and pressed the barrel against his head.
Kaitak intended to die by suicide, but just before the gun discharged, he moved the gun away from his head and fired three rounds into the ceiling.
Tragically, Kaitak's 15-month-old baby sister was sleeping in a crib in the room above, and was hit by one of the rounds.
The police were called and Kaitak was immediately arrested.
The baby was still alive and crying when help arrived, but died about one hour later.
Kaitak has since been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, and dangerous use of a firearm.
Kaitak was suffering from depression, and untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide. Untreated depression can also cause innumerable other serious problems, such as what was described above.
Kaitak acted with extreme recklessness by discharging the firearm.
And undoubtedly will be going to prison because of his actions.
He needed to reach out for help for his depression, but did not, and now will suffer the consequences.
Depression always needs to be treated immediately.
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