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January 17, 2022

Man accidentally shoots wife in torso

A man accidentally shot his wife in the torso Thursday night and
detectives were waiting Monday for her to recover to verify
details, police said.
A man accidentally shot his wife in the torso Thursday night and detectives were waiting Monday for her to recover to verify details, police said.

About 8 p.m. Thursday, a 49-year-old Hispanic male called 911 and told dispatchers he “accidentally” shot his wife in the 6400 block of Chestnut Street – between Luchessa and 10th streets – and needed directions to the hospital.

Authorities attempted to guide the unidentified man over the phone, but he ended up at the California Highway Patrol weigh station along U.S. 101, where officers and paramedics met the couple, Sgt. Jim Gillio said. The woman, who is expected to recover, received treatment on the scene and was transported to an area hospital, where she spent the weekend and Monday while officers waited to interview her.

“Our detective unit is working the case to determine if this was something accidental or more, but all the information at this point leads us to believe this was an accidental case,” Gillio said.

Police described the gun as a medium-caliber handgun and declined to say if the man was a registered gun owner. Police would also not say where exactly the shooting took place along the 6400 block of Chestnut Street.

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