OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A man has been arrested after his 3-year-old boy was shot and wounded with an "unsecured" gun at their home.
The boy is reported to be in critical condition at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
"I hope that everyone has this family in their prayers," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. "What a tragedy for a three year old child to be hanging onto his life."
The shooting happened just before 7:30 p.m. Monday on Robledo Drive in the Sobrante Park neighborhood of East Oakland.
The boy was shot in the stomach and taken initially to San Leandro Hospital. San Leandro police notified Oakland police, and the boy was then transferred to the hospital in Oakland.
Oakland police are calling the case a "very unfortunate accident."
Schaaf, who was briefed by police, said, "This is an active investigation. We do know that the incident happened inside the home. There was an unsecured firearm inside the home."
Police aren't releasing many details, including who pulled the trigger.
But KTVU has learned that police arrested the boy's father, 29-year-old Covonne Page, on suspicion of criminal storage of a gun, child cruelty causing great bodily injury or death and being a felon with a gun.
Page has previous convictions for evading arrest and DUI, court records show. He's being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $110,000 bail.
"When we have a child that is harmed, it is just a unique harm for all of us," Schaaf said.