Two-Year Old Menifee Boy Shot by Gun

A 2 year old Menifee boy was taken to the hospital this afternoon after his father accidentally shot him with a gun.

Around 12:36 PM today, Menifee Police officers responded to the 29500 block of Light Shore Cove, in the Heritage Lake community of Menifee, regarding an accidental shooting. Their investigation revealed that a 27-year-old father was testing a new holster when he accidentally discharged his handgun. The bullet passed through his leg and into the hand of his 2-year-old son, who was playing nearby.

Both the father and son went to the hospital and were treated for their injuries.

Menifee investigators responded and took over the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Dan Moody, at 951-210-1000.


  1. I think the headline should read "Shot by dad" not shot by gun. A gun does not have the power to pull it's own trigger. While it is sad that a child is injured by a stupid person, do not use this as a tool for gun ownership morality. Maybe there should be testing to purchase a weapon. How about an IQ test?? Hopefully to qualify you have an IQ higher than your age!

  2. I did consider saying "shot by dad", but that kind of headline would have dramatized the story beyond reality.

  3. has the dad been identified yet?

  4. "Toddler Accidentley Shot by Dad" ; what's so difficult? Menifee boy, we know that already, it's on Menifee 24/7 so that's redundant. Shot by Gun, no, it's, Shot with a Gun (or rifle, or crossbow, etc.); appreciate your effort trying to make Menifee better, but higher standards for all issues regarding Menifee should be implemented or at least strived towards or people will continue to think Menifee is either ghetto-esk or an inbred white-trash town as someone posted regarding the video recording of homes article. Don't rush, go for quality. You see the mistakes all the time on and it's sad. You can do better, keep up the good work.