Norwalk accidental shooting: Man arrested after child shoots mom with shotgun

NORWALK, Calif. (KABC) -- A man has been arrested after a small child somehow got his hands on a shotgun and accidentally shot his mother outside of a Norwalk preschool.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Ramona Preschool.

Deputies said the mother and her three kids were sitting in a Honda when her son, who is under the age of 5, got a hold of the shotgun. That mother was rushed to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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A mother in Norwalk was hospitalized after her child accidentally shot her while he was in the backseat of their car Wednesday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that a man was arrested that same day on various felonies, including a warrant, criminal storage of a firearm and child endangerment.

It is not clear how that man is connected to the woman.

Four children are now in custody of the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services.
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