Police: Man shot himself in foot

MILFORD – An Am­herst man who had been in the Brox property sand pits for target practice with a friend on Saturday afternoon accidentally shot himself in the foot, police said.

Alvin Taveras Perez, 24, was using a revolver, and Jonathon Baez, 21, of Nashua, was using a shot­gun, both weapons owned by Baez, police said.

According to the police report, Baez said Perez had asked to use the shot­gun, and that he advised him about safety mea­sures. He said Perez load­ed the shotgun, but didn’t put the safety on, and that he must have accidentally pulled the trigger, firing a round of birdshot into his right foot.

Police said that be­cause of the injury and a language barrier, Perez wasn’t able to describe what happened.

An all-terrain vehicle was needed to transport the victim to the ambu­lance parked on the Perry Road side of the town-owned property, and he was taken to a Nashua hospital, police said.

– KATHY CLEVELAND