Santa Maria man accidentally shoots 2 teens
April 9, 2012
A Santa Maria man showing two teens a handgun was arrested after the weapon accidentally discharged, seriously wounding two teenage boys on Sunday. [SantaMariaTimes]
Mansa Evans, 35, was at his home on the 600 block of East Central showing the two boys the handgun, but failed to clear the chamber of the weapon.
Police said the bullet struck one teenager in the face before exiting. The bullet then struck the second teen in the neck and lodged in his spinal cord area. Both boys are hospitalized in serious condition.
Police arrested Mansa and booked him into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of felony child endangerment.