Baby critical after being shot by toddler brother in the US

A 1-year-old baby is fighting for her life after being shot in the face by her 2-year-old brother.

The horror accident took place in Baton Rougue, Lousiana around 7.00pm Tuesday local time.

Local media say the youngsters were sitting inside a car which was stationary at a shopping centre carpark, when the toddler allegedly found a gun wedged down the side of the driver’s seat.


The Advocate reports the children’s 23-year-old mother was distracted on her mobile phone at the time of the incident.

She has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.