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Officials: 2-year-old shoots 4-year-old in Va.; child allegedly not treated right away

A 2-year-old boy accidental shot a 4-year-old girl in the chest in a car in Virginia, officials say. (Photo, MGN Online) 

A 4-year-old girl allegedly did not get the right medical treatment after a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot her in the upper body while the children were unsupervised in a car in Fauquier County Friday night, authorities say.

The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office says three children were left "unrestrained and unsupervised" by two adults and that the boy got hold of an unsecured gun in the car and then accidentally shot the girl while she was in the backseat.

The group was their way to Colonial Beach from Winchester when they made a stop at a business in the 9700 block of James Madison Highway where the shooting happened in the parking lot, according to the sheriff's office.

The gunshot left the girl seriously injured but officials say the adults got back to the car and "left the area without obtaining proper medical treatment."

None of the other children were hurt in the incident.

The group was found in Westmoreland County later in the evening and authorities had the girl treated at a trauma center. She has since been released from the center, according to authorities.

One of the adults, Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, of Winchester, was arrested and charged with one count of abuse and neglect of children, a class 4 felony; two counts of abuse and neglect of children, a class 6 felony and reckless handling of a firearm and allowing access to a firearm by children.

"Under the Code of Virginia, it is unlawful for any person to recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of fourteen," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall by guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor."

Davis is being held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail.



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