4-year-old accidentally shoots mom in face with unsecured gun, deputies say

Children and Gun Safety

KING COUNTY, Wash. — A 4-year-old accidentally shot his mom in the face using an unsecured gun in Washington state on Saturday evening, authorities said. King County sheriff's deputies are responding.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of 71st Avenue South in Skyway.

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The mother sustained life-threatening injuries and is being transported to Harborview Medical Center.