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Man charged with accidental shooting of 9-month-old daughter

The parents of a 9-month-old baby in East New York were arrested when the infant was accidentally shot, according to police.

Police charged 47-year-old Pedro Rosales with shooting his daughter in their Sutter Avenue apartment about 4 p.m. Saturday when a silver Colt .45 gun in his possession accidentally discharged while cleaning. The baby was struck in the lower abdomen, according to police.

The mother, 24-year-old Jessica Aguilar, was home during the shooting and was arrested as well. Police determined the shooting was an accidental discharge after interviewing Rosales.

He was charged with assault, acting in a manner injurious to a child, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

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