Toddler Accidentally Shoots Pregnant Mother With Father’s Gun

During a scary Tuesday afternoon accident outside an Indiana Plato’s Closet, a toddler in accidentally shot her pregnant mother after finding a handgun in the backseat of their car.

By austind03 on April 18, 2018
Toddler Shoots Mom, Mom Shot By Child, Plato's Closet, Menzo Brazien
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A toddler in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother in a scary Tuesday afternoon incident.

According to Indy Star, the 3-year-old girl was playing with her father’s handgun when the incident occurred. She found the gun in the her family car’s backseat while her father was shopping inside a Plato’s Closet.

Although her 1-year-old brother was also in the car, he thankfully didn’t suffer any injuries.

Following the shooting, a Plato’s Closet employee reportedly brought the children inside the store. They also described the scene of the accident in a statement to the Times of Northwest Indiana, saying:

“I walked outside and there was just blood falling everywhere.”

The toddler’s father, Menzo Brazien was later taken into custody by police. He is currently facing charges of child endangerment.

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Police Chief Joe Petruch gave a statement about the incident, saying:

“A loaded weapon with children in the back seat: real careless act. I hope she survives the gunshot wound.”

We wish the best to the mother as she heals.

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