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Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:06 PM

Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ó A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his motherís purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.

According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon. Police believe the shooting to be accidental.

The bullet first struck his father in the buttock and then hit the right shoulder of his mother, who is eight months pregnant, police said. His 2-year-old sister was present but unhurt.

Both injuries are non-life threatening, authorities said.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:42 PM

1. Guaranteed nominee: NRA 2015 Junior Achiever Award.

But the year is young.

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Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:45 PM

2. "Police believe the shooting to be accidental"

The child is 3 years old - unless he's some evil prodigy who figured no one would blame a child his age for offing his idiot parents then I'd be pretty sure it was an accident from his side of it.

On the other hand, a handgun in a purse in the reach of toddlers really is no accident and the parents should be charged with endangerment.

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