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Petaluma infant wounded by bullet fragment in gun accident

An 11-month-old baby girl was wounded Saturday night in a gun accident in Petaluma, authorities said.

The child was struck by a bullet fragment from a gun fired about 6:15 p.m. at a Reynolds Drive residence, Petaluma Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Schach said.

The infant was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with a significant wound, he said. She was then flown to Children’s Hospital Oakland. Further details about her condition weren’t available late Saturday.

Petaluma police couldn’t be reached.

Schach said it appeared someone accidentally fired the weapon inside the house, located on Petaluma’s east side in a neighborhood between South McDowell Boulevard and Highway 101.

You can reach Staff Writer Julie Johnson at 707-521-5220 or julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @jjpressdem.

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