- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A father whose 2-year-old son was wounded in a shooting in north Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2oXSStb ) reports that 35-year-old Omar Laboy-Vega was immediately sentenced Tuesday to five to 10 years in state prison.

Authorities said the boy was shot in the chest and finger while he and his 4-year-old cousin were playing with a gun Nov. 24. Prosecutors said the younger boy spent several weeks in a hospital and has been doing well.

The toddler’s mother, 34-year-old Rachel Santiago, pleaded guilty last month to child endangerment and was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com


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