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