FRESNO, Calif. » Police say the 10-year-old daughter of a California sheriff’s lieutenant shot her younger sister with their father’s gun in an apparent accident.
Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez says the 8-year-old girl was shot Friday in the torso and is in stable condition.
Gomez tells the Fresno Bee that the girls’ father was getting ready for work and had removed the magazine on his handgun before leaving it on a bed while he got ready for work.
He says the 10-year-old grabbed the gun and discharged a bullet left in the chamber hitting the younger girl.
Gomez says the lieutenant immediately called 911 for an ambulance and notified Fresno police.
Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney says the gun used was the employee’s service weapon and that the officer would not be placed on paid administrative leave.