Kansas City father charged after 4-year-old shoots sister
By Daniel Fredman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City man is charged after his 4-year-old son found a gun and shot his 3-year-old sister.
Jackson County prosecutors charged 26-year-old Jessie Ross III on Wednesday with second-degree child endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Court documents say the boy climbed a chair on Jan. 7 to get the .38-caliber revolver from behind a mirror above a fireplace mantel. He told investigators he pulled the "button" and "fire came out." His sister underwent surgery but has been released from the hospital.
The children's mother said she had gone to sleep after putting the children down for a nap and was awakened by the gunshot.
Ross is a convicted felon and cannot legally own a weapon.
It was not immediately clear if Ross has an attorney.