Boy, 3, accidentally shoots his parents after finding his pregnant mother’s gun


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Both parents survived being shot by their child (Picture: KRQE News 13)A three-year-old boy has shoot both his father and pregnant mother with one bullet, police say.

The young boy was reportedly reaching into his mother’s purse when the gun she kept in it went off.

The bullet went through his father’s buttock and struck the boy’s mother in their hotel room in New Mexico.

The boy’s two-year-old sister who was also in the room was unharmed, and his mother is said to be in a ‘stable condition’ in hospital.

His father, Justin Reynolds, who has since been released from hospital said: ‘I was more worried about my girlfriend than myself and anything else that was going on.

‘And my son because I didn’t know if he had shot himself or not. He was shocked and crying. It was traumatising.’

The police have not yet revealed if they will be bringing negligence charges against the parents, however their children have been taken into care.

Robb Robillard, who was staying at the motel when the shooting occurred, told KRQE News 13: ‘I came out of the room and saw police officers downstairs and I came down the stairs and saw a whole bunch of cop cars.’

‘I think everybody should have the right to own guns, but you need a lock on them too, especially when kids are around.’