Police charge parents after 2-year-old shot accidentally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The parents of a toddler allegedly shot by his 4-year-old cousin are facing charges of child endangerment and related offenses.

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrests of Rachel Santiago and Omar Laboy-Vega.

Authorities say their 2-year-old son was shot in the chest and finger while he and his cousin played with a gun at a house in north Philadelphia on Thursday. The boy remains in critical condition.

Santiago and Laboy-Vega were home at the time of the shooting. A police spokeswoman says they've been in custody since Thursday.

It could not immediately be determined if either has a lawyer because the courts were closed Friday.

Police recovered two guns at the residence.

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This story has been corrected to show that child was being treated Thursday night, not Sunday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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