The father of a three-year-old girl who died from what may have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been charged with firearms offences.
The 43-year-old is from Arncliffe and is expected to appear in Blacktown Court later today. He has also been charged with contravening an apprehended violence order.
Emergency crews were called to a house on Danny Road in Lalor Park, in Sydney's west, just after 8pm on Sunday after receiving reports of gunfire and yelling.
Police said the girl's mother was in the house when her daughter was shot and the father was also nearby.
The girl's three older siblings, all aged under eight, were also in the house but police would not comment whether any of them witnessed the shooting.
Acting Superintendent Paul Carrett said the toddler died of "gunshot wounds to the neck region".
"The death of a three-year-old child under any circumstances is tragic," he said.
"It is tragic for the family and it is tragic for the police and other emergency services who attend these scenes.
"We would also like to take the opportunity to reiterate the need to keep firearms safe at all times."