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Accidental Shooting of Iowa Toddler - No Charges

Posted on the 09 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Des Moines Register reports
A 20-month-old child was shot in the leg after a gun in a nearby garage was unintentionally fired, police said. The child’s doctor told police the shooting, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, appeared accidental and said he saw no signs of abuse.
According to police reports, someone had brought the gun over as collateral to borrow money from a family member that lived at the home in the 800 block of Granger Avenue. The home’s resident said he didn’t want the gun, but the visitor was showing him how the firearm worked in the garage when it went off, authorities said.
The bullet apparently penetrated two walls before striking the child, who was in the backyard, in the leg. The injuries weren’t life threatening, police said.
No charges have been filed.
That's a laugh. The doctor said there were no signs of abuse.
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