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Memphis 2-Year-Old Shoots 4-Year-Old Sister

Chris Sanders Photo: Image by WREG

Memphis 2-Year-Old Shoots 4-Year-Old Sister

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 25, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Memphis said a 2-year-old boy shot his 4-year-old sister after the boy found a gun their mother's boyfriend had left under the couch.

Media reported the injured child was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in stable condition after she was shot in the right foot on Saturday.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Chris Sanders told deputies he had brought the gun into the house two weeks earlier. He said he hid it without telling his girlfriend.

After the shooting, deputies found the gun in a wooded area behind the house.

Sanders was charged with reckless endangerment and child neglect.

He has since been freed on a $50,000 bond.

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