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Child struck by gunfire, parents arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested the parents of a 3-year-old girl who was shot and critically wounded in Milwaukee.

The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday. The girl was shot while inside a home on the city’s north side. Authorities say the child’s father was highly intoxicated while handling a gun.

According to police, he was arrested on a possible charge of recklessly endangering safety and domestic violence. The Journal Sentinel says the mother was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and drug possession with intent to deliver.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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