A young boy has shot and injured his heavily pregnant mum and father accidentally, the three-year-old boy was in a hotel room with his mother, father and two- year-old sister before the ugly incident.
Daily Mail reports that the boy was sitting in a motel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his mother, Monique Villescas, father, Justin Reynolds, and two-year-old sister on Saturday when the shooting occurred.
He reportedly reached into Miss Villescas’s purse in a bid to reach her iPod, but unwittingly pulled out a gun instead. Seconds later, he fired one shot, striking his father in the right buttock.
The bullet then traveled out of Mr Reynolds’s hip and struck his long-term girlfriend – who is eight months’ pregnant – in the arm, police said. The pair were rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.
Mr Reynolds has since been released. Miss Villescas’s condition remains unknown. However, police said the expectant mother appeared to have been ‘seriously’ injured in the shooting.
In the minutes leading up to the incident, the boy’s parents were preparing to order pizza in the room at America’s Best Value Inn, near Menaul and University, where the family has been living.