Police charge parents after 2-year-old shot accidentally

FILE
FILE

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.