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Escondido 12-year-old accidentally shot himself with revolver, police say

Escondido police
Posted at 6:32 AM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 09:32:37-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — A 12-year-old who got a hold of a firearm accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday.

Escondido Police say the boy was at his home in the unincorporated area of Escondido just before 6 p.m. when he found a revolver. He started handling the firearm and a single round fired, striking him in the leg.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

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Detectives recovered the revolver at the scene and say that they believe the boy accidentally fired the gun.

Police are currently investigating how the child obtained the gun at the home.