Couple charged in 5-year-old shooting himself

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A mother and her boyfriend have been charged after a 5-year-old boy found a loaded handgun and shot himself.

24-year-old Brittany harries and 25-year-old Demetrius Dennis are charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigators say on the morning of September 10th the 5-year-old boy found a Dennis' gun under a bed at the couple's home and shot himself in the stomach.

The boy is expected to survive.

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