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Toddler finds gun, accidentally shoots mom in leg

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City police say a toddler who found a handgun inside a home accidentally shot his mother in the leg as she tried to take it away from him.

Police spokeswoman Tarah Heupel tells The Associated Press that the revolver fired two shots, one of which hit the woman, during the incident just after 9 p.m. Thursday. The mother was taken to the hospital for treatment, but Heupel says the injury did not appear to be serious.

The mother tried to get the revolver away from the 23-month-old boy as soon as she noticed he was holding it.

Heupel says the shooting was deemed accidental and no charges are pending.



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