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Woman arrested after 2-year-old toddler is shot by 3-year-old sibling in Colorado Springs

Woman arrested after 2-year-old toddler is shot by 3-year-old sibling in Colorado Springs
Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 14:46:15-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A woman in Colorado Springs is facing a felony child abuse charge after a 2-year-old toddler was accidentally shot by his 3-year-old sibling early Saturday afternoon.

Monica Abeyta, 30, was arrested for felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injuries following the shooting at a home in the area of Driftwood Drive and Meadowland Boulevard at around 1:45 p.m.

Colorado Springs Police officers said they received a call that a 2-year-old was shot by his 3-year-old sibling inside the home.

The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was listed as stable but in serious condition.