After being shot in the cheek by her 3 year-old sibling, a 10-month-old infant in Idaho is recovering. According to KTVB, The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accidental shooting after the mother left them in the car alone at around 4:15 p.m. with a loaded gun in the vehicle.
Sheriff Kieran Donahue said, “Those kids were in the car, which may not have been bad in itself except there was a loaded firearm in the car and unfortunately, children being children, found access to it and discharged it. The bottom line is the two children were unattended in the car.”
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Donahue said that the mother, who buckled her 10-month-old into a car seat, went back into her home for a brief moment when the shooting happened. He says during that time, the 3-year-old found the high caliber pistol near a seat and fired it at the baby, grazing the child’s cheek near the mouth.
Authorities say that are still investigating the shooting, and no charges have been filed yet.