Dec 28,2007 00:00
A California man was arrested Thursday for assault and reckless endangering in connection with what police believe to be the unintentional shooting of his cousin, a 13-year-old Madras girl.
Arriving officers found the victim, 13, with a gunshot wound in her left upper thigh. Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services personnel transported her to Mountain View Hospital, where, as of Thursday, she remains for treatment, a news release stated.
Statements from the victim, suspect, and four other juvenile witnesses indicate the shooting was unintentional, Stanfill said.
The firearm was reportedly found at another location and recovered by officers, Stanfill said. The investigation is continuing to identify ownership of the gun.