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Suspect Accidentally Shoots Himself During Home Invasion Robbery

By Tracey Leong, tleong@krcrtv.com
Published On: Feb 08 2013 02:14:38 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 08 2013 01:27:30 PM CST
Victim Pistol Whipped During An Armed Home Invasion Robbery
MT. SHASTA, Calif. -

Police said a suspect in a home invasion robbery accidentally shot himself while trying to pistol-whip a victim.

It happened Wednesday around 8 pm.  Mount Shasta Police officers said three suspects entered a home on Pine Street and tied up a man and woman. 

Police said one of the suspects Sundance Gonzalez, 18 of Weed, accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to pistol-whip the male victim.  The suspects took off with the victims’ cash, cell phones and computer.

The victims untied themselves and called police.  Officers were told that the victims knew the suspects, which helped officers track the suspects to a home on Chestnut Street.

Thursday morning, officers said they located two of the suspects hiding in the attic.  They arrested Gonzalez and Juan Vidano, 20 of Mt. Shasta.   A loaded rifle was also found in the home.  David Hernandez, who is Vidano's uncle, was booked for harboring a fugitive

Vidano and Gonzalez were charged with armed robbery, burglary and conspiracy.  They have been booked into the Siskiyou County Jail.

A third suspect was not located.

Call Mount Shasta Police if you have any information on this ongoing investigation.