Father faces charges after daughter’s accidental shooting

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old girl on Cape Cod suffered a serious hand injury when she accidentally shot herself with a gun belonging to her father.

The Cape Cod Times reports the accident happened Friday at a home in Yarmouth. The child has been transferred to a Boston hospital where she is in stable condition.

Police say the girl’s father, a military veteran, faces charges including improper storage of weapons, unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment of a child.

Investigators said a loaded handgun had been left on a nightstand in a bedroom the girl shared with her parents. Several other guns were also found in the house.


Police said the state Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the child.


Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com