Police: Parents charged after son, 3, hurt by gunshot

September 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a 3-year-old was shot and wounded and his parents have been charged with offenses including reckless conduct.

Officer Lisa Bender tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that a hospital's staff had contacted police after the boy's parents brought him in with a gunshot wound. She says his father 40-year-old Gilbert Hardy and his mother 28-year-old Sasiya Dixon were both charged and the offenses could be changed as an investigation continues.

Police say the boy is in stable condition. Bender says his parents had taken him to the hospital on Friday.

Hardy was also charged with cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence. Dixon was charged with child cruelty as well.

It's unclear if they have lawyers who could comment.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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