Father charged after 2-year-old shot 6-year-old sister, police say

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Georgia Father Arrested After 2-Year-Old Shot 6-Year-Old Sister

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A father has been taken into custody after police said his 2-year-old son got hold of his gun and accidentally shot his 6-year-old daughter.

Authorities confirmed to WSB that 45-year-old Antonio Stephens is being charged with reckless conduct and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Police said Stephens’ 6-year-old daughter was shot around 9 p.m. in Atlanta. She was taken to the hospital, where she was alert and conscious.

Police and family members originally said she was shot twice in the chest, but investigators now say the daughter was shot once in the hand before the bullet hit her in the chest. Investigators said the child’s mother called 911 and was by the girl’s side as she was rushed to the hospital.

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Police said there was a gathering at the home with multiple kids in the house and at some point a gun went off.

Investigators are interviewing people who were inside the home at the time of the incident.

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