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Feb 11, 2013 11:13 PM by Associated Press

8-year-old accidentally shoots CA man

EASTVALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who found a handgun in a Southern California home has accidentally shot a man in the head.

Riverside County sheriff's officials say the incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in Eastvale. The boy discovered a loaded .45-caliber handgun in a dresser drawer and fired one round into the floor.

A 39-year-old man sitting downstairs at a kitchen table was struck on the top of the head by the bullet. He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a non-life threatening wound.

Sheriff's investigators said 40-year-old Carlos Santillan Serafico was arrested for investigation of negligently maintaining a firearm accessible to a minor. It was unclear if the boy was related to Serafico.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

2/11/2013 7:14:14 PM (GMT -8:00)

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