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Boy finds gun, shoots man through floor

Feb. 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A California man has been charged after an 8-year-old boy allegedly found his loaded handgun and accidentally shot another man in the head, police said.

The boy found the .45-caliber handgun in an upstairs dresser drawer and fired it through the floor, striking the man sitting at the kitchen table in the floor below, police said.

The 39-year-old gunshot victim suffered non-life threatening injuries following the incident, which was reported at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Davis said.

Carlos Santillan Serafico, 40, was charged with felony first-degree storage of a firearm, The (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise said Sunday.

Serafico was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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