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The original item was published from 12/28/2015 1:00:00 PM to 12/28/2015 1:07:57 PM.

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 4-year-old child accidentally shoots herself, father charged


A Norfolk father is in jail today and charged with two felonies stemming from an incident where his daughter accidentally shot herself with his gun.

Shortly before 11:00 a.m. on December 26th, police responded to a home in the 400 block of West 27th Street for a report of a child who had been shot.

Once police arrived, they located a 4-year-old girl with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital for treatment where she is expected to recover.
The father told detectives that his daughter found his gun in his bedroom and began to play with it before she shot herself.

Bradley J. Shines, of the 400 block of W. 27th Street, has since been charged with one count each of felony child neglect, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He is currently held in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

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