Police charge parents after 2-year-old shot accidentally
Posted November 25
PHILADELPHIA — 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.
This story has been corrected to show that child was being treated Thursday night, not Sunday.