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Boy, 4, finds gun and shoots pregnant mom in the face

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, February 03 2019 Feb 3, 2019 February 03, 2019 12:59 PM February 03, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KOMO-TV
SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face Saturday by her 4-year-old son after the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress.
  
The King County Sheriff's Office says the 27-year-old mother is eight months pregnant and was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
  
Deputies say the boy's father put the gun under a mattress because he was afraid of recent crime in the neighborhood.
  
Under a new state law, gun owners could face criminal charges for not safely storing a gun.
  
It's unclear who the gun is registered to.
  
KOMO-TV reports detectives will be looking into the case Monday to see if any charges will be filed.

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