11-Year-Old Injured After Brother, 2, Finds Gun in Mother’s Purse, Pulls Trigger

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Authorities are investigating a shooting that involved two children at a restaurant in Newnan, Georgia.

A 2-year-old pulled the trigger of a gun and accidentally injured his 11-year-old sister. (Credit: WGCL)

A 2-year-old pulled the trigger of a gun and accidentally injured his 11-year-old sister. (Credit: WGCL)

According to police, a 2-year-old pulled the trigger of a gun and accidentally injured his 11-year-old sister.

The girl was not shot by the bullet but was instead hit by a screw from the holster, WGCL reported.

Police identified the children’s mother as 30-year-old Jennifer Cotton.

She told police her son reached in her purse and pulled out her 9 mm gun and pulled the trigger.

The victim was taken to a children’s hospital where she had surgery to remove the screw.

The mother has not been charged but police say she could be facing a reckless conduct charge.

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