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Mother held after two-year-old son shoots one-year-old daughter

Published 16/11/2016

Crystal Kinchen, 23, was arrested in Louisiana on Wednesday
Crystal Kinchen, 23, was arrested in Louisiana on Wednesday

US police have arrested a woman in Louisiana after her one-year-old daughter was accidentally shot in the face by her two-year-old son.

Baton Rouge Police said 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Sergeant L'Jean McKneely said the shooting happened on Tuesday night while Kinchen and the two children were in a car that was parked at a shopping centre.

Police said 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.

Mr McKneely said the family drove the child to the hospital rather than waiting for an ambulance.

The one-year-old is in critical condition.

AP

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