Escondido, CA

12-year-old accidentally shoots himself Friday night

A twelve-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg 5:40 p.m. Friday in Escondido.  The boy was handling a revolver at his residence when a single round discharged into his leg. The boy was transported to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. San Diego County Sheriff Detectives responded to the scene and recovered the revolver. At this time, the discharge of the revolver appears to be accidental, according to the detectives.

Detectives are investigating how the juvenile obtained the revolver.

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