4-Year-Old Shoots Aunt

Gun_2013TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities are looking for a man they say showed his 4-year-old nephew where a gun was being kept and then fled after the boy shot his aunt in the back.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Randall Simmons showed the .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun to the boy Monday while they were sitting in a van parked outside a business. The boy retrieved the gun after Simmons got out and managed to shoot his aunt, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

Simmons returned to the van after hearing the gunshot but then fled the area.

The aunt was taken to Tampa General Hospital and released the next day.

Simmons faces charges of culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Source: The Associated Press