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Father of boy who shot playmate is charged

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The father of a 4-year-old New Jersey boy who shot and fatally wounded his 6-year-old playmate is free on $100,000 bail.

Authorities arrested 33-year-old Anthony Senatore of Toms River on Monday for having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children.

Authorities say Senatore's son took a .22 caliber rifle from a bedroom and fired a single shot, fatally injuring neighbor Brandon Holt on April 8.

Officials say four shotguns also were found in close proximity to ammunition and accessible to Senatore's three children. Senatore's other children are 12 and 8 years old.

Senatore has been charged with multiple counts of endangering the welfare of children and a charge of enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm.
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