Milton father charged after accidentally shooting daughter in head, police say

A Milton father was charged after accidentally shooting his daughter in the head while showing off his gun to a friend, police said.
A Milton father was charged after accidentally shooting his daughter in the head while showing off his gun to a friend, police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A Milton father was charged after accidentally shooting his daughter in the head while showing off his gun to a friend, police said.

Now, officers are encouraging gun owners to keep their firearms locked away and unloaded, if possible, to prevent injuries, Channel 2 Action News reported.

In a Sept. 17 call obtained by the news station, Rajdeep Kullar can be heard telling 911 dispatchers that his gun accidentally discharged, striking his teenage daughter.

“My daughter has some blood coming out of her head,” Kullar said in the tape. “She’s sitting here. She’s conscious. She’s fine. I need an ambulance ASAP.”

Milton police said a bullet fragment from Kullar’s gun struck the young woman in the head.

“It looks like it was just a mix-up,” police Capt. Charles Barstow told Channel 2. “The owner thought the gun was unloaded, then dry fired, or pulled the trigger to clear it, and at that point the round was discharged ... I think he was very shocked that the incident took place. I think he truly believed the gun was unloaded.”

Police cited Kullar with one count of reckless conduct, but he wasn’t arrested, records show. His daughter is expected to be OK.

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