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Child shot in shoulder in stable condition after playing with stashed gun, police say

The replace comes a day after police feared the 11-year-old woman to be in grave condition following the incident on Sunday morning.

SAN ANTONIO — An 11-year-old woman is in stable condition after police mentioned she and one other little one have been playing with a gun they discovered stashed on the Canlen West flats on Sunday morning.

According to San Antonio police, the woman was shot when the 2 youngsters started playing with the weapon. Police mentioned they discovered the gun in the courtyard close to the laundry room, and do not know who it belongs to.

“[The investigation] is gonna be a challenge,” mentioned Gilbert De La Portilla.

De La Portilla is a retired SAPD officer, and continues to be concerned with legislation enforcement by educating on the First Responders Academy on the San Antonio College campus.

“This type of incident you don’t hear about much because it’s a child finding a weapon outside of the house instead of inside. From what I’ve gathered so far, is they still have not found who the weapon belongs to, and I’m positive that no one will come forward and claim it because of the possible follow up charges,” mentioned De La Portilla.

He mentioned it is doubtless police have begun operating the serial numbers on the gun, if any.

“That would tell them if the gun was stole or if the owner is still available or if they left town.”

As the investigation continues, Josh Felker can be reacting to the information.

“In the situation with the two kids yesterday, that’s tragic. There’s nothing that a reasonable adult would’ve thought that was a good idea,” mentioned Felker.

Felker is the president of Lonestar Handgun Shooting Range in east Bexar County. He encourages handgun house owners to retailer their weapon responsibly, and train youngsters the significance of security round a gun.

“I always believe in education as young as possible,” he mentioned.

He understands youngsters are curious however hopes they may do the best factor and discover an grownup in the event that they come upon a gun in any state of affairs.

“The bottom line is don’t handle it and find an adult. It’s not that it’s a bad thing it just has the potential for a lot of danger,” he mentioned.