Two Yarmouth parents have been charged after their 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself in the hand with her father's gun, police said.
The girl shot her left hand with the unsecured and loaded weapon, which was on a nightstand, authorities said. The incident happened on Dec. 23, at 1 p.m., according to police reports.
She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where she was treated, and later transferred to Boston Hospital. She is expected to fully recover.
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Parents Nicholas Alexander Jenner, 30, and Alexsandra Jenner, 29, both of South Yarmouth, were charged with improper storage of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition and reckless endangerment of a child under 16, among other charges.
“The Yarmouth Police Department reminds everyone who has a firearm to be fully aware of the proper safety procedures and their legal storage requirements and all of the Massachusetts gun laws,” police said.