Chesterfield Father charged in accidental shooting

Posted by Terry Alexander - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - New information tonight about the accidental shooting Thanksgiving day involving a toddler in Chester.

The child's father, 41 year old Marcus Mitchell, is charged with recklessly leaving a loaded firearm where a child could get it.

Police say he left a gun on a dresser and his 3 year old girl found it and shot herself in the hand.

The toddler has recovered.

Mitchell is expected to appear in court next month.

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