Poetic justice was served Saturday night after Kelly Carrol Smith, 54, walked in to a Bismarck apartment and pointed a handgun at the three young children inside.

Confronted by an adult male family member of the children, Smith participated in a struggle for the gun, during which a round was fired, striking Smith in the head and killing him at the scene.

Police responded when a neighbor called to report hearing the gun go off. There were no other injuries during the incident.

The names and ages of the children, who police simply describe as very young, have not been released. All three are safe and sound with family.

The family was not acquainted with Smith, and a motive is unknown, but an investigation into the incident is underway.