BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) – Police have arrested a woman in Louisiana after her 1-year-old daughter was accidentally shot in the face by her 2-year-old son.
Baton Rouge Police say 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Online jail records do not list an attorney for her.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the shooting happened Tuesday night while Kinchen and the two children were in a car that was parked at a strip mall.
Police say the 2-year-old boy picked up a gun that was left in the vehicle, and it accidentally discharged and struck the 1-year-old girl.
McKneely says the family drove the child to the hospital rather than waiting for an ambulance.
The 1-year-old is in critical condition.