Boy playing with rifle shoots sister
POSTED: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 12:04am
La Mesa, CA (KSWB) — A boy apparently shot his sister while playing with a rifle in their La Mesa home Monday, police said.
The 12-year-old boy was playing with an AR-15 rifle that accidentally discharged, shooting his 17-year-old sister on the couch, La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said.
La Mesa police were informed of the shooting around 9:45 a.m. at the 8800 block of Jefferson Avenue. No adults were home at the time of the shooting.
The teen was transported to a local hospital to be treated for gunshot wound to her left upper shoulder, according to the lieutenant.
Her condition was unknown.
"It's a tragic event where a gun got into a child's hands and someone was injured as a result," Nicholass said.
Investigators are determining who owned the weapon and if any charges were going to be filed.