Two year old child shot in Columbus

A Columbus mother is arrested after police say she lied about a drive-by shooting in which her 2-year old child was shot in the hand.

According to police, it happened at the Elizabeth Canty Apartments in Columbus around 6:30 Wednesday evening. The mother, 20-year old Dakina Fortson told police her child was shot after a black Honda Accord drove near her apartment and opened fire.

Investigators later told FOX 54 that Fortson's 5-year old son, brother to the victim, got a gun from a room and accidentally shot his brother.

Fortson was arrested and taken to the Muscogee County Jail, on charges of false report of a crime and reckless conduct. She is scheduled to appear in court Friday at 9 a.m.

Meanwhile, the 5-year old child has been turned over to his grandmother.

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