3-Yr-Old Shoots and Kills Newborn

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A 3-year-old got hold of a gun and accidentally shot a 5-month-old baby in a Florida home — leading to neglect charges for the woman who was supposed to be caring for them, cops said.

Officers responded to the Tampa residence around 1 p.m. Saturday after getting a call that the infant had been shot in the hip, the Tampa Police Department said in a statement.

Paula Concepcion Santos, 25, was arrested and charged with child neglect with great bodily harm — while the baby was taken to Tampa General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Concepcion Santos allegedly told detectives that the 3-year-old got hold of a loaded gun and accidentally fired it.

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Detectives are still trying to determine exactly how the shooting occurred. They have not revealed how Concepcion Santos is related to the two children. She remained jailed on $15,000 bond as of Tuesday.

“While we’re incredibly thankful this infant was not fatally injured, this should serve as a reminder to every parent or guardian to immediately go and check that their guns are properly secured,” stated Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor.

She added: “Children should not be able to access firearms, and moreover, guns should always be stored in a locked safe with the ammo stored separately.”

Original Article: Florida woman arrested after toddler accidentally shoots baby (nypost.com)

8 Comments
  1. Racecar says

    If we did not have Democrats so soft on grime, people might not need to have a loaded gun around to defend them selves and property !!!

  2. Leslie says

    WTF people! This is another black mark on our 2nd amendment rights, caused by stupidity! This hurts all of us that want to keep our rights to have firearms.
    Now: was she an American citizen? Was the gun legal? Come on WAKE UP use common sense & be responsible, or we all lose!

  3. john bodnar says

    Pretty Bad. Also bad reporting.. The headline 3yr old shoots and kills newborn.Read on down , it says thankfully the infant was not killed? As horrible as this is. It doesnt give the reporter free rein to make up the story.

  4. Bruce W Lennick says

    sad

  5. Anonymous says

    Typical anti-2nd Anendmet left wing bought-n-paid-for media puts out a bogus bs headline that this child was killed in order to drum up bias with bald-faced lies…as usual..
    Thank God the child is fine-non-threatening wound-
    Then the follow up ignorant reply by this female police “chief” in tampa…stating that”your firearms should be locked up seperate from your locked up ammo”…yeah…how the hell are you supposed to protect yourelf from this trash and thev repeat offenders that the lefties keep releasing in our streets…..I suppose the criminals will wait whole you u lock your gun and your ammo,and load your gun before they rob,rape,or murder you…whats the true story on this woman and whose house it occured in?…why is every chief of police in tampa a female in the last decades? Could it be the castor connection? Hmmmmm

  6. Mike says

    I have never owned a gun, in my life!! I have never needed a gun, in my life!! The USA leads the world in the number of gun deaths, school shootings and mass shootings. When it comes to mass shootings we have no competition. 73% of the mass shootings, in the world, occur in the USA!!
    The USA leads the world with the number of guns in private ownership. How has having all these guns made us any safer???

  7. sunnyvaleken says

    So you keep your gun locked in a safe with the ammo stored elsewhere. Then armed bad guys break into your house. For some reason they are not likely to give you time to unlock your gun, find the ammo, load it and be ready for them. No, you are most likely shot and wounded or worse and the bad guys get your gun.

    I think the best answers are finger print safes locked with loaded semi-autos inside.

  8. Dedra mcdade says

    Did you all not read the article? The headline says the baby was killed,..but the article said the baby is in stable condition. Which is it??……Fake news once again.

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