Albuquerque toddler finds gun, shoots father and pregnant mother

February 2, 2015 8:11 AM

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Albuquerque toddler finds gun, shoots father and pregnant mother

A toddler pulled a handgun out of his mother's purse in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and shot both his parents Saturday afternoon, local police are saying. The 3-year-old boy inflicted non-life-threatening injuries to his father and his 8-months-pregnant mother. That was the good news. That bad news: The parents could face negligence charges.

Reuters reported (via Yahoo News) Feb. 1 that the 3-year-old had been searching for an iPad in his mother's purse when he found a recently purchased handgun. According to Albuquerque Police Department Officer Simon Drobik, the gun went off and scored a double hit, the bullet striking his father firs...

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