Sheriff’s office: Man shoots girlfriend by accident

An 18-year-old man with a shotgun unintentionally shot his girlfriend, 19, near her hip early Monday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. According to Lt. Johnny Rose, deputies responded at 1 a.m. to Vista Drive in Lakewood Hills. “At this point we believe the incident was an accident,” Rose said. “The incident could have been prevented with a little gun safety. The victim was taken to JPS and is expected to recover from the injury.”