NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a girl searching for seashells at the beach on Coney Island found a loaded handgun in the sand.
WNBC-TV reports (bit.ly/1ulD1A8) the 10-year-old girl, who was at the beach with her mother, found the 9 mm gun about 2 p.m. Monday. Her mother brought it to a lifeguard.
Police say the weapon had one bullet inside. It was filled with sand and had to be cut into pieces so that it was safe to handle.
Information from: WNBC-TV, http://www.nbcnewyork.com