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iesha paris, 17-month-old baby shot with mother's gunIesha Paris (pictured) has been charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and misdemeanor child abuse after her 17-month-old son was found shot in the face and arm with her gun, the Denver Post reports.

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Reportedly, her son and 2 ½-year-old child were left alone in a room at her home with access to a gun on July 27.
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Paris, 21, allegedly told police that the two children were playing in the room when she heard a sound that resembled a gun blast. When she and her partner, Darryl Hunter, went to see what happened, they found the 17-month-old shot in the face and arm. Fortunately the baby survived and is being treated at a local hospital.
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Hunter, 26, has been charged with accessory to child abuse and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
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“(Paris) said she didn’t know what happened and who had fired the gunshot,” the statement reports.

Paris purchased a gun in February which she described as a “black .40-caliber Taurus.” The statement said that Paris told police she usually kept the gun in the living room behind the couch, in a case and inside a bag.

Hunter and Paris have been released on $50,000 bond each. They are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10.

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