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