A release from the Tampa Police Department said officers responded to a home in Sulpher Springs just after 1 p.m. on Saturday after the caller said a 5-month-old baby was shot in the hip. Officers said Paula Marie Concepcion Santos, 25, was the only adult in the home with the infant and the toddler, who is 3-years-old.
Santos told police the 3-year-old got ahold of the weapon and accidentally fired it, striking the 5-month-old in the hip. The baby was rushed to Tampa General Hospital. Police said the child is expected to survive.
Tampa police arrested Santos and charged her with child neglect with great bodily harm.