MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a 2-year-old was able to gain access to a handgun and accidentally shoot his 12-year-old cousin.
Mobile police said officers responded to a report of a shooting Wednesday evening, where the 12-year-old’s mother told officers her toddler nephew had found a gun on a bed and accidentally shot her son.
The juvenile suffered wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
The agency said the woman told investigators the gun belonged to her 19-year-old son.
Police said the shooting was accidental. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was criminally charged.