- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been arrested after his 5-year-old son shot himself with an unsecured handgun found in his father’s bedroom.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1ScANQA) police booked 36-year-old Mohammad Esmail on Sunday with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after an investigation into the Saturday afternoon shooting.

The police report says Esmail left his fully loaded .38-caliber weapon on a window sill behind a reclining chair, hidden under the blade of a fan. The boy found the gun, pulled the trigger, and shot himself in the left hand.

The report said the child was taken to the hospital for treatment of his hand injury, but his condition was not disclosed.

Esmail is free after posting a $7,500 bond. Online jail records did not list an attorney.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com


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