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Girl, 4, shoots self with family's gun

Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A North Carolina couple has been charged in the shooting of the woman's 4-year-old daughter, who shot herself with a gun kept in their home, police said.

Marsharier Littlejohn, 36, and her boyfriend, Leandre Budden, 30, each face one count of failure to store a firearm to protect minors after Littlejohn's daughter found a handgun apparently kept in the couple's bedroom and managed to shoot herself, The Charlotte Observer said Tuesday.

The girl was treated by doctors and is recovering in her mother's care, police said.

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