Advertisement

Woman airlifted to hospital after being shot by 2-year-old

Woman airlifted to hospital after being shot by 2-year-old

KAAL-TV
Created: November 18, 2020 01:27 PM

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Police have charged the parents of a Dyersville toddler, saying the boy accidentally shot his mother with an unsecured gun he found in the family home.

Police say 21-year-old Meriah Carlyle and 23-year-old Logan Keller have each been charged with child endangerment for leaving a loaded handgun on a bedside table on Nov. 4.

Investigators say the 2-year-old found the gun, then accidentally shot his mother, who had to be flown to an Iowa City hospital for life-saving treatment. Police say in a criminal complaint that both parents were in the room with the child where the gun was, but didn't notice the boy had picked up the gun until it fired.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comment on Facebook
Advertisement