Parents face drug, criminal negligence charges after boy, 5, shoots sister

The parents of a five-year-old boy who shot his younger sister on a farm in Manitoba are facing several charges.

DELORAINE, Man. — The parents of a five-year-old boy who shot his younger sister on a farm in Manitoba are facing several charges.

Dan Lachapelle, 33, and his 23-year-old wife haven’t been formally charged, but RCMP say they will be facing counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and possession of drugs.

Lachapelle is also accused of careless use of a firearm.

The pending charges stem from Nov. 26 when RCMP officers were called to Lachapelle’s rural property in southwestern Manitoba. They found a four-year-old girl who had been shot just below her kidney by her five-year-old brother.