Child accidentally shoots LA-area mom with shotgun

Published 01-24-2019

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NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a child accidentally shot and wounded his mother with a shotgun.

A department statement says the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle in Norwalk.

Preliminary information indicates the woman's three children were in the backseat and one of them got hold of the unsecured shotgun and shot his mother through the back of the seat.

She was wounded in the torso and was taken to a hospital where she was upgraded from critical to fair condition.

Another woman and child who were in the front passenger seat were not hurt.

The Sheriff's Department says all four children were placed in the custody of the county Department of Children and Family Services.

The investigation is continuing.

The investigation is continuing.

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