Man charged after 6-year-old cousin shoots 1-year-old brother

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- A 1-year-old baby is in the hospital after authorities say he was shot by his 6-year-old brother.

Police believe the 6-year-old found the gun Saturday and accidentally fired it while the two were in a room together.

The boy's 37-year-old cousin, a convicted felon, is accused of having the gun and bringing it home.

Authorities say the cousin is in custody.

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