SEATTLE (AP) — A Four-year-old boy in a Washington state condominium discovered a loaded gun beneath a mattress and used it to shoot his pregnant mom within the face, authorities stated Sunday.
The 27-year-old girl and her boyfriend had been watching tv in mattress Saturday when their son discovered the gun between the mattress and field spring, King County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott stated.
“He unintentionally shot his mother within the face,” Abbott stated.
The girl, who’s eight months pregnant, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening accidents. She was transferred to a different hospital Sunday in improved situation, Abbott stated.
The boy’s father advised deputies he borrowed the gun for defense, Abbott stated. The gun wasn’t reported stolen and is unregistered, he stated.
Below a brand new state regulation, gun house owners may face prison costs for not safely storing a gun, however Abbott famous it doesn’t go into impact till July.
The case is beneath investigation.
“We’re reminding anyone with a gun, children see them as toys,” Abbott stated. “The largest tragic lesson right here is please lock-up your weapons to allow them to’t be used unintentionally for the incorrect cause.”