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UPDATE: Police arrest mother after toddler shoots 1-year-old sibling Tuesday.

Original story:

A 2-year-old shot a 1-year-old sibling inside a parked car in north Baton Rouge on Tuesday night, leaving the infant in serious condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge Police reported.

The shooting was called in to EMS at 7:23 p.m. and occurred at a strip mall near the corner of North Foster Drive and Greenwell Springs Road, said Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a spokesman for the Police Department.

McKneely said the handgun was inside the car and there were two adults around but he’s not sure how the 2-year-old got a hold of the gun. He said the family drove the child who was shot in the face to the hospital rather than wait on EMS.