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Minneapolis Man Charged in Son’s Shooting Death

Court ActionMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is charged with two felonies in the accidental shooting death of his 2-year-old son.

The Hennepin County attorney’s office on Thursday charged Kao Xiong with second-degree manslaughter and endangerment of a child.

According to the complaint, Xiong told police he and his wife were getting ready for lunch on Dec. 5 when they heard a gunshot. Xiong went upstairs and found his 2-year-old son with a gunshot wound and his 4-year-old son under the bed.

Xiong told police his 4-year-old son shot the younger boy with a handgun that was wedged between the mattress and pillows of the bed. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office ruled the death accidental.

The complaint says police found other guns in the home.

Xiong makes his first court appearance Friday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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