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Parents charged in accidental shooting involving children

March 2, 2018

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have charged the parents of two children who were involved in an accidental shooting earlier this month.

WYMT-TV reports 29-year-old Jennifer Collett and 30-year-old James Collett were arrested Thursday and taken to a county detention center. Information Officer Shane Jacobs has said an 11-year-old boy accidentally shot his 6-year-old sister Wednesday night when the parents weren’t home. Another child was present during the shooting. Both parents have been charged with three counts each of wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

A department news release says the child was in critical but stable condition Wednesday. The outlet reports the girl is expected to make a full recovery and has been released into another family member’s care.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/

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