Man allegedly shoots daughter by accident

November 2, 2009 4:37:48 PM PST
A Joliet man has been charged in connection with the accidental shooting of his teenaged daughter. They were riding in a car on I-80 when it happened.

Ernesto Reyes, 41, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

State police say Reyes fired his gun into the air on the interstate in Joliet early Sunday morning. As he was putting it away, it fired again hitting his 13-year-old daughter in the neck. She was riding in the front seat of the car. Reyes was a passenger in the backseat.

The girl was taken to Silver Cross Hospital. Her condition is unknown.