Child endangerment charge in case of toddler shooting

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, July 22 2015 Jul 22, 2015 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:52:13 PM CDT July 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is charged with child endangerment after an incident in which a 3-year-old boy found a gun and shot himself in the head.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 24-year-old John Pitts lives at the home where the shooting occurred Tuesday morning. He does not have a listed attorney and is jailed on $35,000 cash-only bond.

Police say the boy found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a bedroom and fired one shot into his forehead, leaving him critically injured. Police seized five guns from the home.

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