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2-year-old expected to survive after 'accidental' shooting in Peoria

A 24-year-old Peoria man faces child endangerment charges after a toddler was wounded in what police are deeming an "accidental" shooting.

The child was taken to a Peoria hospital just after 8:15 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The injury is serious, but not considered life-threatening.

The shooting happened inside a house on the 400 block of E. Archer. Officers found the gun in the house. Jordan M. Parker was interviewed by police and arrested.

Parker was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.