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3-year-old old boy shoots his pregnant mother and his father

By Mason White 10:01 AM February 2, 2015
Justin Reynolds 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A couple was rushed to a hospital after being shot by their young son.

The 3-year-old boy of New Mexico, shot his parents after rummaging through his mother’s purse and pulling out a loaded gun.

The boy fired a shot that hit his father, Justin Reynolds, in his backside. The bullet then traveled from his hip and hit the shoulder of his longtime girlfriend Monique Villescas.

Police were called to America’s Best Value Inn located in the 2100 block of Menaul NE in Albuquerque around 2:00 p.m.

The family members, including a 2-year-old girl, were living at the motel when the shooting occurred.

The boy’s parents were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, but survived the injuries. The father has already been discharged.

However, Villescas, who is eight months pregnant, is being kept in the hospital for observation. She and her unborn son are expected to make a full recovery.

The two children were placed in protective custody. The Albuquerque District Attorney’s Office will determine whether the parents will be charged with criminal negligence.