COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman will face a child endangerment charge in a shooting that injured a 5-year-old boy, police said.
Columbus police said the boy was brought into Children’s Hospital shortly after 5 p.m. Friday with a gunshot wound that went through both knees.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
Detectives determined that the child had been lying on a couch next to the 30-year-old woman, who they allege was intoxicated and had been pointing a handgun at several other adults, making threats, police said.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
As she was putting the handgun back in her purse, she fired a shot, striking the boy in the legs, police said.
The boy was in stable condition awaiting corrective surgery, police said. The woman was taken to Franklin County jail on a felony child endangerment charge, they said.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
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