Police: CA Man Arrested After 6-Year-Old Shot

Police said a California man was arrested after a 6-year-old boy was shot in his right thigh and foot, the Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.

Police responded Wednesday night to a call about a child that had been shot in Banning, Calif., and said that upon searching the home they found a man hiding in an outbuilding with a .380 semi-automatic handgun, according to the Press-Enterprise. 

Authorities said George Hernandez, 34, was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment, and violating his community supervised release, according to the Press-Enterprise.

Correction: The article has been updated to show that the Press-Enterprise reported Hernandez was arrested after the boy was shot. It was unclear how the boy came to be shot.


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