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17-year-old uncle charged in infant's shooting

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Charges have been filed against the 17-year old uncle accused of accidentally shooting a 2-month old baby in Minneapolis earlier this month.

KMSP TV reports that Hennipen County prosecutors have charged James Early in juvenile court with reckless discharge of a firearm. Prosecutors have filed a petition to certify him as an adult.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called the shooting "unnecessary, ludicrous, and irresponsible."

The father initially told authorities that the infant was hit by a stray bullet outside, but later admitted that the infant was shot accidentally in the house.

Early turned himself into authorities on Tuesday.

According to Minnesota Public Radio the bullet remains lodged in the infants neck, doctors felt it was too dangerous to operate on it to remove.

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