Target Shooter Accidentally Shoots Person In The Chest At Perris Event

PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A target shooter accidentally shot and wounded someone in the chest Saturday during an event in Perris, authorities reported.

The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The person injured was driven to a location near Washington Street to meet up with deputies and was then transported to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately known.

A witness told deputies that the shooter and victim were among an estimated 200 people who were participating at a shooting range event, Vasquez said. The event was held on property owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

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