Father charged in accidental shooting of 1-year-old daughter - KCTV5

Father charged in accidental shooting of 1-year-old daughter

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George R. Turrentine, 29, faces an endangering the welfare of a child charge, along with charges of armed criminal action and possession of a controlled substance. (KCPD) George R. Turrentine, 29, faces an endangering the welfare of a child charge, along with charges of armed criminal action and possession of a controlled substance. (KCPD)
It's unknown where the shooting happened, but the family showed up to Research Hospital, according to police. It's unknown where the shooting happened, but the family showed up to Research Hospital, according to police.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A man has been charged in connection of the accidental shooting of his 1-year-old daughter. 

George R. Turrentine, 29, faces an endangering the welfare of a child charge, along with charges of armed criminal action and possession of a controlled substance. 

Court records state Turrentine accidentally shot himself and his daughter while he was cleaning his 9mm gun. Inside the family's home, a handgun, AR-15 rifle and a substance believed to be marijuana were discovered. 

The Kansas City Police Department said the shooting happened at 7:47 p.m. Sunday.  The family arrived at Research Medical Center.

The daughter remains in critical and stable condition with reported damage to her pelvis and spine. 

"We need to take responsibility for our weapons," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said.

Baker says she can't imagine having to live with the consequences of something like this.

"Imagine living with the fact that someone got harmed with your gun, a child got harmed with your gun. I can't imagine having to live with that consequence," she said.

Prosecutors are stressing gun safety, something they say every gun owner needs to put at the top of their priority list -put them away, get a gun lock and always teach children respect for guns.

"That's all we want is for people to make decisions that keep children at least children in their home safe," Baker said.

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