Teen Critical After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Head at Park in Rancho Cucamonga

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A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a park in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities stated Wednesday.

Victoria Arbors Park is seen in an image from Google Maps.
Victoria Arbors Park is seen in an image from Google Maps.

The boy, whose identity was not released, was with a group of friends at Victoria Arbors Park when the shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. Monday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

Witnesses told investigators the boy was playing with a handgun, which he had inherited from a family member, when he accidentally shot himself in the head.

Witnesses immediately called for help and the boy was flown to a local area hospital in critical condition.

There was no evidence of foul play or a suicide attempt, according to investigators.

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