2-year-old girl shoots self in Prince William County; mom charged with felony child neglect

A Prince William County mom is facing felony child neglect charges after he two-year-old daughter was able to access a loaded firearm and accidentally shot herself.

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At 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, officers began investigating a report of a shooting at Townsquare at Dumfries apartments in the 3900 block of Townsquare Court that had occurred earlier that afternoon. 

Police were notified by an area hospital that a two-year-old girl was being treated for a gunshot wound to her lower body. 

Officers responded to the hospital and determined that the victim was asleep in bed at the Townsquare apartment while her mother, identified as 22-year-old Kaylen Marie Main, was cleaning the room. While she was cleaning, Main put a loaded firearm on the bed with her daughter. 

The toddler woke up and picked up the gun, which fired, striking her in the lower body. 

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Main and another family member attempted to drive to an area hospital when they stopped near a fire station for assistance. The victim was then transported to an area hospital where her injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. 

Following the investigation, Main, was arrested and charged with felony child neglect and allowing children to access a firearm. She is being held without bond. Her court date is set for Nov. 18, 2021.