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

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    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.


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