- Associated Press - Sunday, August 30, 2015

OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in a family residence and left a 2-year-old injured.

Police say troopers were dispatched to a house on Muddy Neck Road in Ocean View at about 1 a.m. Sunday for a report that a child had been shot.

Police say officers determined that 38-year-old Joseph Jenkins had shot his daughter in the leg while showing his wife a gun he’d just received.

An investigation revealed that a burglary report had been taken from Jenkins Saturday night stating that his gun had been stolen. Police say Jenkins then went to a friend’s home and retrieved a handgun.

Jenkins was arrested and charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a firearm during the commissioner of a felony.



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