Posted: 17 November, 2016
Toddler Shoots Sister In The Face In The US
A one-year-old girl is in a critical condition after her two-year-old brother shot her in the face while they were in a parked car outside a Louisiana strip mall.
The children's mother, 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen, was arrested on Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.
Online jail records do not list a lawyer for her.
Sgt. L'Jean McKneely says the shooting happened on Tuesday night while Kinchen and the two children were in a car that was parked at a strip mall.
Police say the two-year-old boy picked up a gun that was left in the vehicle, and it accidentally discharged and struck the one-year-old girl.
McKneely says the family drove the child to the hospital rather than waiting for an ambulance.
The one-year-old is in critical condition.