Sunday 21 January 2018

Boy, two, 'shot accidentally' by four-year-old cousin as pair played with gun

Rachel Santiago and Omar Laboy-Veg's two-year-old son was shot in the house
Rachel Santiago and Omar Laboy-Veg's two-year-old son was shot in the house

The parents of a toddler allegedly shot by his four-year-old cousin are facing charges of child endangerment and related offences.

Rachel Santiago and Omar Laboy-Veg were arrested by police on Friday.

Authorities said their two-year-old son was shot in the chest and finger while he and his cousin played with a gun at a house in north Philadelphia on Thursday. The boy remains in critical condition.

Santiago and Laboy-Vega were home at the time of the shooting. A police spokeswoman says they have been in custody since Thursday.

Police recovered two guns at the house.

AP

Press Association

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