Seattle Boy, 4, Accidentally Shoots Pregnant Mom in the Face

A 4-year-old boy shot his pregnant mom in the face in Seattle this weekend in what cops believe was an accident. Authorities say the boy found the handgun stuffed under a mattress Saturday afternoon—it was loaded and unsecured. King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott described the shooting as unintentional and said that the mom, who is eight months pregnant, was in stable condition after being rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her boyfriend, the boy’s father, was sleeping on the bed with the mother at the time. “He got a hold of the gun and shot his mom in the face,” Abbott said. He added that it wasn’t clear if the boyfriend would face charges for keeping an unsecured firearm.