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Virginia parents charged after 2-year-old shot himself

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 09:09:30-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Police have arrested the parents of a 2-year-old Virginia boy who they say shot and injured himself earlier this month.

News outlets report Newport News police say they received a call on June 1 regarding a shooting, and when they reached the scene, they found the toddler with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to police, the boy grabbed an unattended gun, causing it to fire.

Police said 21-year-old Jamarea Looney and 25-year-old Dralon Richard and charged them with child abuse/neglect and reckless handling of a firearm.