11-Year-Old Boy Finds Loaded Gun Behind Bushes in San Leandro

A middle school boy found a loaded handgun in bushes in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb a day after the gun was fired outside a bar.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the gun was found last Friday morning while the 11-year-old boy was walking to school.

He was not injured.

San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus said boy believed he had found a toy gun. He picked it up and realized it was real. He called his parents, who called police.

Police said the stolen gun was fired outside a bar last Thursday night. No one was hit or injured.

Detectives later developed leads that led them to arrest an alleged 25-year-old gang member in connection with the shooting outside a San Leandro bar. His name wasn't released.

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