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Mother, Father Of 4-Year-old Girl Wounded In Shooting To Be Charged With Child Neglect

Reported: Apr. 7, 2014 2:01 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 7, 2014 5:18 PM EDT
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CROSS LANES, W.Va. (Leslie Rubin, Kera Mashek, Jeff Morris) -- The parents of 4-year-old shooting victim Kasey Seymour will be charged with one count each of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury.

John Seymour, 23, and Tabitha Bowen, 24, will be arraigned at Kanawha Magistrate Court Monday afternoon, Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said.

The girl was in stable condition Monday afternoon. She was taken for treatment to Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

Crosier said detectives have found evidence to believe the incident occurred in Cross Lanes at the Seymour mobile home. Previously, there had been reports the shooting could have occurred in Sissonville.




CROSS LANES, W.Va. (Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris) -- The father of a 4-year-old girl who deputies believe was shot by her 5-year-old brother has been arrested.

The father was arrested on a child neglect charge. The mother of the girl also will be charged.

The girl was taken to Thomas Memorial Hospital on Monday with a gunshot wound. She is described as in good condition and was being treated for a wound to her arm.




SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris) -- Kanawha County deputies believe a 4-year-old girl who was taken into Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston Monday with a gunshot wound was shot by her 5-year-old brother.

Deputies said the boy somehow got a hold of the gun and shot the girl, who has been identified as Kasey Seymor. She was shot in the arm. She has been described as in good condition.

Two adults were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Deputies have been at Dalewood Trailer Park in Cross Lanes, talking to the father, identified as John Seymour. He was questioned and detained, but he has not been charged in the case.



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