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3 Year Old Boy Shoots Father & Pregnant Mother



Toddler Shoots ParentsA 3-year-old boy  in Albuquerque, New Mexico shot his father and 8-months pregnant mother on Saturday.

The incident occurred at a hotel room in Albuquerque, CNN reports.

Police authorities say the boy took the handgun from his mother’s purse and subsequently fired a shot, which hit his father’s lower backside, exiting his hip. The bullet then hit his mother’s right shoulder.

The father has been treated and released from the hospital, however; the mother is still in the hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

According to reports, the boy’s two-year-old sister was also present during the incident. They are currently under the care of the Children’s Youth and Families department.

The Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the case, and will decide whether the parents will be charged with criminal negligence.

Photo Credit: CNN


  1. bruno

    February 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I don’t understand americans and their gun policy.

    why do they need to own guns. this is not the first time a child has carried a gun and mistakenly shot someone neither will it be the last.

  2. June

    February 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    It’s so sad but it’s getting rather tiring. Why do so many people with children have guns and within arms reach of them. Hope them a speedy recovery. It’s high time gun regulations are revised and checked. We don tiya!!

  3. Brown

    February 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    They’re lucky they didn’t die. Who keeps a loaded gun within reach of a toddler? With all the violent cartoons we see everywhere?

    • Dom

      February 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm


  4. bimbo

    February 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I am a lawyer nd I sincerely think dey shuld b charged 4 negligence. 4 crying out loud d lil boy culd ve shot himself or d lil sister or evn killd his parents.i think unless dere is a serious sanction on this parents this wuld not stop.

    • Dom

      February 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      In USA, don’think so.

  5. Yayi Boni

    February 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Both parents are irresponsible and should be jailed for 5 years.. Rubbish

  6. MC

    February 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    3yr old boy. 2yr old sister. 8 months pregnant mum….and a gun.

  7. Ella

    February 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    It’s really pathetic how these people let stuffs like this happen. How careless can you get? The other day one killed his/her(don’t know the sex of the child) mum. Same story, still “took gun from mother’s purse and fired a shot”. And yet again it happens. I really do not even know why American’s have such policies for guns. Do they really need to stash guns in their purses always?They have very realistic toys (eg guns) and these children get to play with them always, know how to handle them and would most likely mistake the real ones as the toys. Wouldn’t common sense tell you to be more careful when in possession of such since it wasn’t enough to regulate the owning of guns. Well thank God they are alive and hope others learn from that.


    February 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    American and guns!!! Such a gun crazed society. Now this poor boy will be scared forever. I hope he does not remember this when he grows up!

  9. Lois

    February 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I will say congratulations to them! Here, when you have kids, you make many things inaccessible to them even up to blades but Americans say it is their right to have guns, auto-weapons and even expose their children to it. The same people complain of ‘childhood’ been taken away from children when they are exposed to arts in music and drama but retain their childhood when they are exposed to guns. George Washington help you people

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