Man accidentally shoots 2-year-old daughter while cleaning gun at Apple Valley home, authorities say

Friday, 29 September 2017, 09:43:55 AM. A father accidentally shot his 2-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun

A 2-year-old Apple Valley girl is in intensive care after her father accidentally fired the handgun he was cleaning and struck her in another room, authorities said.

Deputies sent to a home in the 16100 block of Viho Road about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday discovered the girl with a gunshot wound, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl’s father had been cleaning his gun downstairs when it discharged, sending a bullet into an upstairs bedroom.

The girl was struck in the abdomen, said James Peratt, a battalion chief for the Apple Valley Fire Protection District.

She was transported to St. Joseph Health, St. Mary then flown by Mercy Air to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she underwent surgery, Peratt said.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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Hundreds are dead after a devastating earthquake hit central Mexico. Hurricane Maria left a historic trail of destruction across Puerto Rico. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has sought documents related to President Trump's actions while in the White House. Facebook will share more than 3,000 ads with congressional panels probing election meddling. A new effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is underway. Hulu scores big with "The Handmaid's Tale." DACA parents tell their stories.

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UPDATES:

11:35 p.m.: This article was updated with details from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District.

This article was originally published at 11:10 a.m.

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