VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach woman was charged with felony child neglect after her 10-year-old child accidentally shot themselves in the leg Tuesday.
According to police, at around 9:49 p.m., officers responded to the Red Roof Inn located in the 100 block of Ballard Court for reports of a child suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police learned that the child's mother, Nydia Wynn, had left the child alone in the hotel room with access to a firearm. The child was handling the firearm when it accidentally discharged and struck their leg.
Wynn was arrested on February 23 and was charged with felony child neglect and allowing a juvenile to have access to a loaded firearm. Additional criminal charges are pending, police said.
Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact the Virginia Beach Police Detective Bureau at 757-385-4101 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.