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Angel Douglas

ATLANTA — The mother of a 3-year-old child who shot himself in the face in Atlanta has been charged.

Angel Douglas was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct, according to WGCL.

Police say it appears the boy was alone in a bedroom playing with the gun when he pulled the trigger. He was taken to the hospital where he is being treated.

The incident happened at apartments on Middleton Road around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Douglas was taken to Fulton County Jail. She posted bond of $10,000.

Source: WGCL