35-year-old Mansa Evans of Santa Maria, California was home with two teenage boys. He was showing them his semi-automatic handgun and had removed the magazine but failed to clear the chamber so didn't realize the gun was still loaded. Evans unintentionally discharged the gun, shooting the boys at close range.
The bullet struck the first boy in the face then kept going and struck the second boy in the neck and lodged in his spinal cord. Both boys suffered substantial injuries. They were taken to hospitals that specialize in treating gun shot wounds.
Because of the age of the victims no more information is being released.
Evans was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment.