A three year old child shot a five month old baby in the hip after getting hold of a gun and this has led to the arrest of a young woman.
Paula Marie Concepcion Santos, a 25 year old woman who was in the house at the time of this incident but whose relationship is not yet known, was arrested and charged with child neglect with great bodily harm.
The incident took place in Tampa, Florida, shortly after 1pm on Saturday 3rd September, 2022.
The child was rushed to Tampa General Hospital.
Reports released on Sunday 4th September, 2022 suggested that the child’s injuries are not life threatening.
Santos said the three year old accidentally fired the gun after getting hold of the weapon, police said.
Tampa Bay police are investigating the incident. The identities of the children involved and the relationship of the lady with the children are yet to be disclosed.
“While we are incredibly thankful this infant was not fatally injured, this should serve as a reminder to every parent or guardian to immediately go and check that their guns are properly secured.” Tampa Police Chief, Mary O’Connor said in a statement on Sunday 4th September, 2022.
Source: Linda Ikeji,s blog.