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Boy, 3, finds gun in car, accidentally shoots woman.

July 7, 2021 GMT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A toddler sitting in a car in a suburban New Orleans parking lot found a handgun in the vehicle and accidentally fired it, wounding a 30-year-old woman who also was in the vehicle., authorities said.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Friday in Terrytown. It’s unclear if the child was related to the wounded woman, who was hospitalized.

Details on her injury weren’t available but the sheriff’s office said she is expected to survive. Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said Tuesday that the 3-year-old boy found the gun in the backseat area of the car.