US toddler shoots father and mother

Original story ABC news Feb 2, 2015

A three-year-old boy has shot and wounded his father and pregnant mother with a handgun which he pulled out of the woman’s handbag while searching for an iPad, US police say.

Both parents needed hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries after the bullet went through his father’s buttocks and into his mother’s shoulder, Albuquerque Police Department officer Simon Drobik said.

The boy’s mother, who is eight months pregnant, was kept at the hospital for observation.

The father has been released, said Mr Drobik, who was first to arrive at the scene of the incident at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday afternoon (local time).

“On the kid’s side, it’s a horrible accident that happened, but the parents are still culpable,” Mr Drobik said.

“They should have secured the gun.”

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