Father of 3-year-old who shot 17-month-old sister in court

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A 17-month-old girl was shot by her 3-year-old brother, according to an investigator with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department.
CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. —

The father of a 3-year-old who shot his little sister is scheduled to be in court Friday.

Justin Carper faces a misdemeanor charge of failing to store a firearm to protect a minor.

Police said the boy used a step stool to get the gun from the dresser in his parent's bedroom earlier this month.

He shot the 17-month-old in her upper body.

The bullet missed all organs and bones and she is expected to make a full recovery.