3-year-old girl shot after ‘extremely intoxicated’ El Paso County men handle gun

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A 3-year-old girl was shot in the foot after two “extremely intoxicated” men carelessly handled a loaded gun early Friday morning, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting, which has been characterized as accidental, took place in the 4400 block of Bramble Drive just before 4 a.m.

Two men, Abraham Gutierrez, 27, and JoseĀ Gutierrez, 28, were booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail.

Both have been charged with felony child abuse, second-degree assault, illegal discharge of a firearm and prohibited use of a weapon.

The girl was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.