Charlotte, NC -- Police say a 4-year-old girl is back at home after shooting herself with a gun she found in the bedroom of her mother's townhome in downtown Charlotte.
The Charlotte Observer reports the girl's mother, 36-year-old Marsharier Littlejohn, and the woman's boyfriend, 30-year-old Leandre Budden, face charges of failure to store a firearm to protect minors. Police said Budden hasn't yet been served with the warrant.
Littlejohn is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail under $1,500 bond. It's not known if she has an attorney.
Police said the shooting happened about 6 p.m. Monday. Officers were called to Presbyterian Hospital after a caller said there was a child in the emergency room with an apparent gunshot wound.