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US toddler shoots parents in New Mexico


A three-year-old American boy has shot his father and eight-month pregnant mother in the state of New Mexico.

Police say the toddler removed a handgun from his mother’s purse as he was apparently reaching for an iPod.

The shooting took place in a motel room on Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.

He fired one shot, injuring both his parents. The bullet first hit the father, passed through his hip and then hit the mother in the arm.

Both parents are reportedly recovering. The father was released from the hospital while the mother was hospitalized in stable condition. There has been no news about her unborn child.

The boy and his 2-year-old sister are currently in custody of the Children’s Youth and Families department of New Mexico. They were not injured in the incident.

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