Man shoots self in foot, bullet also hits 9-year-old boy

Man shoots self in foot, bullet also hits 9-year-old boy

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a man shot himself in the foot and the round went through a floor hitting a 9-year-old sleeping boy.

KRON-TV reports Wednesday that the shooting occurred at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at a San Jose apartment complex.

Police say the man who fired the gun and the boy were both taken to a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. Police say the wounds are considered serious but not life-threatening.

Police are still investigating to determine if the shooting was an accident. No one has been arrested.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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