DPD: Boy recovers after accidentally shooting self in arm


A 12-year-old boy in Danville is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the arm last week, a police lieutenant said.

The shooting happened at a Danville home around 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Danville police Lt. Allan Shields, who said he could not confirm multiple media reports that the boy's parents are Oakland police officers.

"The employment of the parents doesn't have any investigative bearing on the case," Shields said.

Shields declined to disclose the approximate location of the home in the interest of protecting the boy's identity.

The lieutenant also declined to say how the boy accessed the gun or to whom it belonged.

He said, however, that police have investigated "all aspects of the incident...including whether the guns were properly stored."

The boy was taken to Children's Hospital Oakland for treatment and released later the same day, Shields said.

An Oakland police spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday.

— Bay City News Service


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