Father charged after two-year-old shoots self at Clive hotel

Two-year-old shoots self with father's gun at Clive hotel. WHO TV

CLIVE, Iowa - The father of a two-year-old boy who shot himself with his father's loaded handgun is now facing charges.

Clive Police say 29-year-old Jonathan Hauser of Council Bluffs was staying with the boy and his mother at the Sterling Inn on August 19 when the child found the loaded gun in the family's luggage and pulled the trigger.  

The boy was shot in the chest and neck, and is expected to recover.

Hauser is charged with child endangerment leading to serious injury.

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