Toddler shot in the leg in California, two suspects now charged in the wounding

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Oct. 5 2021, Published 9:33 a.m. ET

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A 2-year-old girl was shot over the weekend and now two people face charges in connection to the incident, police said.

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The San Diego Sheriff’s Department started investigating the case around 11:15 a.m. on Oct.3, when the toddler’s mom brought the child to Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in Santee, according to FOX 5.

Cops say the girl is expected to survive, and that she was shot in the leg, FOX 5 reported.

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Detectives went to a home in the 24200 block of Sargeant Road in Ramona, California, where police say the shooting happened, according to FOX 5.

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The sheriff’s department said the toddler’s injuries were the result of negligent handling of a handgun by residents at the house, FOX 5 reported.

Roman Estrada, 18, was arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm and child endangerment, according to FOX 5.

Victoria Tejeda, 20, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, FOX 5 reported.


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