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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

Boy, sister hurt in accidental shooting

MOBILE (AP) — A 4-year-old boy playing with a handgun shot himself in the hand and the bullet struck his 5-year-old sister in the chest.

Mobile police spokesman Officer John Young said the children were taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center on Friday.

Three adults, including the children’s father and his girlfriend, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor that could bring a year in jail.

The adults told police the shooting occurred in a vehicle, but police were still investigating that claim.

The adults were with the children at the time of the shooting and brought them to the hospital about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Young said.

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