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Manitoba parents face charges after 5-year-old boy shoots sister Add to ...

The parents of a five-year-old boy who shot his younger sister on a farm in Manitoba are facing several charges, including criminal negligence and drug possession.

A 33-year-old man and 23-year-old woman of the Rural Municipality of Whitewater are charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and possession of drugs.

The man is also facing one count of careless use of firearm.

On Nov. 26, police went to a home and found a four-year-old girl had been shot just below the kidney — she has had surgery and is now recovering from her injuries.

The gun was stored in an unlocked closet along with winter coats and wasn't equipped with a trigger lock.

Both parents are scheduled to appear in Killarney provincial court on Feb. 22.

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